This unit examines the theological development of an Orthodox perspective on Christian witness or mission. It studies an Orthodox theology of mission from a range of biblical, theological, and liturgical perspectives. Through the works of Orthodox mission theologians, the unit demonstrates the relevance of the Orthodox mission theology to today’s global and local contexts. Students are required to critically engage with an Orthodox theology of mission in the light of contemporary social, religious, political, and ecological challenges. The unit also examines the salient features of mission theology in other Christian traditions to encourage a more comprehensive understanding of Christian mission.

Unit code: DM1810A (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Missiology

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning outcomes


understand the biblical, liturgical, and theological underpinnings of Orthodox missiology


evaluate an Orthodox theology of mission in the context of modern social, religious, political and ecological challenges


differentiate the Orthodox theology of mission from the other theological traditions


critically discuss Orthodox mission activities in the light of its theological goals

Unit sequence

No prerequisites


Lectures, presentations, tutorials.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Critical Review 1000 25.0
Critical Review 1000 25.0
Essay 2000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 21 May, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2020-05-29 14:51:45 +1000