David J. Transforming Mission, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY
Paul F. No Other Name? A Critical Survey of Christian Attitudes
toward World Religions, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY 1985
Paul F. Jesus and the Other Names: Christian Mission and Global
Responsibility, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY 1996.
Introduction to Mission (September 21, 2004)
A. Mission and
its various meanings and contexts.
B. Mission and witness
C. Biblical Resources for understanding mission.
2. The Acts of the Apostles and the Letters of Paul.
J. Bosch, Transforming Mission, pp. 1-178.
and the Church (October
early church, orthodoxy and Catholocism.
B. The American missionary movement, its origins in the Second
the Haystack, the foundation of the American Board and its early
C. Rufus Anderson and the development of the
Bosch, pp. 178-345; William E. Strong, The Story of the
American Board, pp. 1-105 (on reserve or photocopied).
III. Mission and
Partnership and indigenization.
B. The encounter with orthodoxy: from proselytism and efforts at
conversion to partnership and a new understanding of
Bosch, pp. 345-519., Strong, selected readings.
IV. Mission and people of other faith traditions (Date
to be set in consultation)
studies in interfaith encounters: Laubach in the Philippines; the
American Board in Turkey, "anonymous Christianity.
B. From dialogue to relationship
Knitter, No Other Name?; Knitter, Jesus and the Other Names.
V. Mission and
the local church (December
revisiting of the manifestations of the church; the implications
of ecumenical oneness and the universality of the church for the
B. Case studies in partnerships
Readings to be
provided, class presentations.
essay test; project involving research on current mission policies
of major denominations.