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Mission in the Australian Context

This unit examines the relationship of gospel and culture, mission theory and practice by exploring dimensions of Christian mission in Australian contexts. Models of contextual theology, in which theology is in dialogue with cultural voices and worldview perspectives, will be explored. Topics will be selected from the following: Australian identity and worldview, a sense of place and time, Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships, popular sustaining myths, multiculturalism, socio-economic and religious trends, approaches to evangelism and church planting, understandings of conversion and community, engagement with the working classes and underprivileged, the arts and film, Australian spirituality, postmodernity, the Australian church in its cultural context, and the extent to which there are Australian theologies.

Code
DM9051W
Level
Postgraduate
Discipline
Missiology (DM)
Field
Theology: Mission and Ministry (D)
Prerequisites
30 points of Foundational units
Location
Whitley College   view location >
Faculty
Ian Dicks, Darren Cronshaw   view profile >
Class Time
6 sessions of 6 hours each