This discipline within mainstream Christian theology explores the nature, purposes, methods, history, and contemporary approaches to mission as it relates to global Christianity. Mission studies involves interdisciplinarity, drawing from biblical, theological, and historical foundations as well as the cultural and social sciences. Explored topics consist of interactions between global and local churches; evangelism and witness; faith and cultures; ecumenism and interreligious dialogue; as well as issues around justice, liberation, and the spirituality of empowerment. The concentration enables students to develop social historical, cultural, liturgical, and theological tools in order to contribute to current and innovative approaches to mission.
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