HD659 Christian Missions: History, Theology and Praxis

The course will explore the biblical basis of Christian missions by examining some key biblical texts. It will also undertake an overview of mission history by highlighting the work of such key missionary figures as Paul, the founder of Christian Missions and William Carey, the pioneer of modern Protestant Missions, among others. The course will also focus on the 1910 Edinburgh Missionary Conference, Jerusalem 1928 Missionary Conference and Tambaram 1938 Conference leading up to the formation of the World Council of Churches in 1948. Particular attention will be paid to the theology and praxis of missions espoused in the reports of these conferences and the relationship between missions and interfaith dialogue.

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