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Foundations for Missiology in a Secular, Plural and Globalised World

Unit overview and content

This unit is a foundational study in the field of Missiology. It explores in-depth the evolving nature of the Christian Church’s understanding of its mission over the centuries, recognising the relationship between this and the way in which the world has changed throughout history. The course also critically evaluates the theological reasons for Christian understandings of proclamation, liberation, and dialogue as crucial issues in today’s secular and pluralistic societies.

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of:

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures.
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments. 

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Online Discussion (30%)
  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Major Research Essay (40%)
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