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  • 1. Missiology – An Introduction Missiology: An Introduction to the Foundations, History, and Strategies of World Missions by Terry/Smith/ Anderson Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 2. Ch.1 – An Overview of Missiology By Justice Anderson Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 3. Finding A Term
    • Protestant – Missiology – from French “missiologie” beginning around 1900
    • Catholic – Missiones – Latin translation of Greek “apostellein”
    • Intense debate on terminology until after WWII
    • Now consensus on use of “Missiology”
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 4. The meaning of “Missiology”
    • Compound of
        • “ missio” – Latin – “missio dei” the mission of God
        • “ logos” – Greek – “logos anthropoi” the nature of man
    • The study of what happens when God and man work together in God’s redemptive activity
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 5. History of Missions Theology
    • Early church – mission was a fundamental expression of the life of the church
    • Medieval church – practical theology was concerned with ecclesiology and ignored missions to a great extent
    • Moravians and their spiritual heirs re-awakened an interest in mission endeavor – awakening its study as well.
    • 19 th century – missions appended to practical theology
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson Martin Kähler(1835-1912) – “mission is the mother of theology”
  • 6. History of Missions Theology
    • Where we are today:
    • Missiological concerns and perspectives are represented in all theological disciplines
    • Missiology uniquely addresses the global context of spreading our faith
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 7. Definition of “Missiology”
    • Missiology is the science of missions .
    • It includes the formal study of
    • the theology of mission ,
    • the history of missions ,
    • the concomitant
    • philosophies of mission
    • and their strategic implementation
    • in given cultural settings .
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 8. Mission and Missions
    • Mission – God’s redemptive purpose for mankind and all creation – “missio dei”
    • Missions – The activity of redeemed men as agents of God’s mission – specific activities initiated in response to the direction of God’s Spirit
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 9. The Scope of Missiology
    •  +  =   
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson   A theology of mission The history of missions A philosophy of mission The strategic implementation in a given cultural setting
  • 10. Trends in Mission Theology
    • A return to theological reflection in the face of pressure to contextualize
    • Biblical renewal among Catholic and Orthodox churches
    • Emergence of indigenous theologians from the Two-Thirds World churches
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 11. Six Factors in a Theology of Mission
    • The missionary nature of
    • Systematic theology - praxis
    • God – His mission defines ours
    • The Bible – the redemptive message
    • The church – His people on mission
    • Christian ministry – mission endeavor
    • The Holy Spirit – the agent of redemption
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 12. History of Missions
    • “ Historical study produces creativity and flexibility which are necessary for effective missionary deployment.”
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson Balance Mission Action Behavioral Science Church Growth Faddish Methods Mission History & Biography
  • 13. Philosophies of Mission
    • Individualism – missions through personal witness only
    • Ecclesiasticism – department or order of the church
    • Colonialism – department of the state
    • Associationalism – missionary societies and boards
    • Pneumaticism – “Faith missions” – wait on the Spirit
    • Supportivism – mission supports other missions
    • Institutionalism – hospitals, schools, orphanages
    • Ecumenicalism – promotion of Christian unity
    • Pentecostalism – signs and wonders grow the church
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 14. Cross-cultural Strategy
    • Strategic implementation of
    • A philosophy of missions in
    • A particular cultural setting
    • Hinges on effective
    • Cross-cultural
    • communication
    • We must
    • “ Make the message plain.”
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 15. The World Mosaic
    • A growing revival of the supernatural
      • Rejection of modernity
      • Revival of traditional religion, new age, occult
    • The growing influence of the Two-Thirds World – pioneer cross-cultural missions
    • The principle of acceleration - change
    • The demise of the noble savage – primitive cultures vanishing, global exposure increasing
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 16. The World Mosaic (2)
    • The crowded global village – urbanization increasing
    • The demise of world socialism – spiritual vacuum
    • The shifting economic center of gravity – no neocolonial umbrella
    • The revolutionary nature of the world – political and economic disturbance rampant
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 17. The World Mosaic (3) not in book
    • e-World – the technology-driven connectedness of world markets
      • World techno-middleclass (.5 billion)
      • Radical socio-economic disruption
    • Jihad – the rise of radical Islam
      • Growing reality of martyrdom for Christ
      • Religious violence without conscience
      • Impending loss of religious freedom in US
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson
  • 18. The Disciplines of Missiology
    • Theology of missions
    • History of missions
    • Philosophy of missions
    • Cross-cultural strategy
    Missiology: An Introduction by Terry/Smith/Anderson