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: DM8819A (Approved)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit discipline: Missiology

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning outcomes


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


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


critically discuss and differentiate the Orthodox theology of mission from the other theological traditions


analyse Orthodox mission activities in the light of its theological goals


Demonstrate the capacity to research a specific topic in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner.

Unit sequence

No prerequisites


lectures, presentations, tutorials


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Critical Review 1750 25.0
Critical Review 1750 25.0
Essay 3500 50.0

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

Unit record last updated: 2020-06-25 10:21:33 +1000