All courses within the Master of Applied Theology and Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology come under this heading.
This course in missional hermeneutics examines Paul’s understanding of the missio Dei (God’s mission) in Christ and by the Spirit, and our participation in that mission, as it is expressed in various Pauline letters. We will examine Paul’s vision of individuals and communities that not only speak the good news but also embody it in such missional practices as faithfulness, reconciliation, justice, and enemy-love. The close, missionally sensitive reading of his letters will lead to close, contextual, missionally sensitive readings of the students’ own situations in light of, and in conversation with, Paul’s letters.