BIB6150EN - Issues in New Testament Contextualization

Course description

Examines the New Testaments models of contextualization and bring them into theological conversation with the student’s lived experience of context. The student will evaluate how these Biblical accounts might offer a faithful pattern of missional engagement that can serve as a model for mission today.

How this course benefits students

Contextual theology is at the core of the missional imagination. This course will expose the students to various methods and resources to equip him or her to do contextual theology.

Why this course is important

The missional imagination must be formed from the Biblical Model. This course will establish the groundwork that, from the very moment Elizabeth conceived and Mary heard of her miraculous child, the mission of God was breaking boundaries and moving in the world. The story of Jesus and his disciples is a story of how the reign of God engages various contexts. We are called to carry on this mission.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Biblical Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Robert Keay, Professor of Christian Origins

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This is Biblical study, thus is thoroughly engaged in the Biblical witness.

Missionally driven

The New Testament texts will be examined through a missional lens, seeking models for missional work today.

Contextually informed

The contextualization found in the Biblical witness will be brought into conversation with the contemporary contextual issues.

Interculturally focused

The New Testament is a story of intercultural dialogue, thus will provide a robust stage for conversation.

Practically minded

This biblical study is pursued with a practical lens. The student will seek methodologies and a framework for practical ministry

Experientially transformed

This course is grounded in the lived experience of the local missional community.