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Nr: 502
Fach: MRÖ
Art: Pro-/Seminar
Semesterwochenstunden: 2
Dozenten: Flett
Verwendbarkeit: AM MRÖ, BM MRÖ, WB
Termin: Zeit: 14.15-16.00 Uhr Termine: dienstags und mittwochs
Ort: Raum 4

Die Veranstaltung findet in der Zeit vom 5.5.-14.6.18 statt


From its inception to the latter half of the 20th century, mission studies supported the practice of missions as conducted by the Western churches during the colonial period. The ending of colonial missions meant the ending of this framing impetus and the attendant methods used within mission studies. Missio Dei constituted a key theoretical advance, opening mission beyond the narrow scope of an activity of religious propagation conducted by the Western churches. Much attention has focused on this position’s theological significance. Less observed are the methodological consequences. Andreas Feldtkeller notes how mission studies now concentrates less on the human as object, and more on the relationship between God and the human subject. This focus opens mission studies to the range of methods dealing with this relationship. As one potential problem, mission studies loses its methodological cohesion, leading to problems of definition and of its identity as a field of investigation. A number of methodological challenges lie before contemporary mission studies methodological challenges as expressed by the shift in language from “missiology, ecumenics and the history of religion” to “leadership studies,” “world Christianity” or “intercultural theology.” Decisions about method includes questions of sources and authorities and shapes the content of the field. This pro-seminar considers the key issues and concerns informing mission studies today, and suggests key resources for when constructing theologies of mission.


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