THM3440 Theology of the Diaspora

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits

Course Description:

An examination of the phenomenon of increasing global migration of people from both internal and external perspectives. The student will explore a theological understanding of how God has worked toward, with and through people in diaspora in their biblical and historical contexts. Application will be made to contemporary immigration, refugee, and justice issues.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Every student is aware of changing demographics and of contemporary immigration and refugee issues. This course will enable him or her to engage these issues through the lens of a Biblical theology and engage cross-culturally with the people of the Diaspora.

Why This Course Is Important:

Contemporary ministry and missions is virtually impossible without considering the global migration of peoples. This course will give the student both the theological foundation and the practical tools to missionally engage those of the Diaspora.