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101: The Theology of Mission
origins and history of Mission Theology in the 20th century.
Mission Theology as a special theological science rooted
in Revelation. The historical development of Theology
in necessary dialogue with other sciences, both theological
Preconciliar papal teaching relating to Mission Theology.
Mission Theology of the Second Vatican Council, with special
reference to Ad Gentes:
- Doctrinal foundations of Mission Theology
- The nature of missionary work
- From missions to mission of the local Church
- The missionary vocation of the whole Church
- The Theology of the special missionary vocation
- The organisation and methods of missionary work
- Co-operation and partnership in Mission
The Declaration of the Second Vatican Council on non-Christian
religions: Nostra Aetata. The post-conciliar theologies
concerning the values of non-Christian religions and their
consequences for missionary attitudes and methods. a)
The absolute uniqueness of Christ and the universality
of his Mission b) The universality of salvation and missionary
motivation c) The Theology of race and tribe.
mission of the Church in the world according to Gaudium
et Spes. The Theology of development. The International
Theological Commission on Salvation and Development. The
relationship between evangelisation and development. The
Synod of Bishops on Justice in the World (1971). An introduction
to social analysis and education for justice and peace.
Theology of Mission in the context of the Declaration
on Religious Liberty. The Theology of Conversion in the
context of ecumenism. The relationship between evangelisation
and ecumenism. Secularisation and evangelisation.
theological models for the understanding of Mission.
Evangelisation in the modern world: a detailed analysis
of Evangelii Nuntiandi.