Orthodox Mission Theology (DM8810A)

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Semester: 2, 2022 (25 Jul – 28 Oct)

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Campus: N/A

Mode: Online

Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Credit: 24

Census: 16 Aug 2022

13 weekly sessions offered in asynchronous and synchronous modes combining live and pre-recorded lectures, group discussions, readings and online forums

This unit examines the theological development of an Orthodox perspective on Christian witness or mission. It studies an Orthodox theology of mission from a range of biblical, theological, and liturgical perspectives. Through the works of Orthodox mission theologians, the unit demonstrates the relevance of the Orthodox mission theology to today’s global and local contexts. Students are required to critically engage with an Orthodox theology of mission in the light of contemporary social, religious, political, and ecological challenges. The unit also examines the salient features of mission theology in other Christian traditions to encourage a more comprehensive understanding of Christian mission.

Learning outcomes
  • Understand the biblical, liturgical, and theological underpinnings of Orthodox missiology
  • Critically evaluate an Orthodox theology of mission in the context of modern social, religious, political and ecological challenges
  • Critically discuss and differentiate the Orthodox theology of mission from the other theological traditions
  • Analyse Orthodox mission activities in the light of its theological goals
  • Demonstrate the capacity to research a specific topic in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner
Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Written assessment Critical Review 1,750 25
Written assessment Critical Review 1,750 25
Written assessment Essay 3,500 50

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