Christologies found in non-European cultures will be explored. The student will gain an understanding and appreciation for how the doctrine of Christ has been developed theologically, expressed ecclesiastically, and applied ethically in majority world contexts as Christian leaders respond interreligiously in culturally pluralistic societies.
A Biblical Christology is at the core of any missional endeavor. Too often, however, ministers and missionaries have either exported or imported Christologies which may be significantly culturally based in their theological, doxological, and ethical expressions. This course will provide the student with the Biblical, contextual, and cultural awareness and skills to undergird a missional Christology that is both Biblically based and culturally appropriate.
One’s Christology drives his/her entire missional endeavor. This course will give the student the Biblical, contextual, and cultural skills to evaluate various Christologies and develop one that is both Biblically sound and culturally appropriate.
The Bible is a book about Christ. Therefore, this course will be Biblical at its core as it will build on the Christological nature of both the Old and New Testaments.
Christ's command was to go unto the ends of the earth and make disciples of him. This course examines the very foundation of that command and task.
The course is essentially about how the person and work of Christ is understood, taught, and applied in different global contexts
Although Christ is for and above all cultures, he is taught, understood, and received within culture. The course intentionally explores how that takes place.
The course will equip the student to better undrestand how those from other cultures see Christ, especially in the missionary context
The student will have the opportunity to examines his/her own understanding of Christ and also interact with students who have different perspectives and experiences.