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Ch.01 introduction

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

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