THC5100 Issues for Doing Theology in Context
Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Examines and evaluates various theories and practices used to appropriate the message of the Christian Faith in the local context with a special focus on the globalization and pluralistic context of the twenty-first century. The student will develop strategies for assessing a particular context and bringing the Gospel into constructive conversation with it.
How This Course Benefits Students:
The bachelor level course will provide the student with an introduction to the reality that all theology is contextual and the missional task is a theological task. The masters level course assumes a basic knowledge of contextual theology and examines case studies of the contextualization process. This course will provide necessary skills and a conceptual framework for evaluating a context entering into a constructive, missional dialogue with it.
Why This Course Is Important:
The missional imagination is one in which the reign of God is realized within every particular context in the world, both conforming to the shape and transforming the shape of that context with the message of Jesus. This course teaches the practical process of living that theological reality out in everyday practice within community, and is thus, vital to the vision of Missional University.