Ministry in Context: Bringing Faith to Life

Module Level

8

Module Aims

'Christ, at his incarnation, puts himself right inside the cultural context, alongside the people's experience. We must therefore be sure to devise an incarnational theological method that... speaks from, and is relevant to, real people in their specific culture, place and time.' -- Laurie Green.

Aims:

  • To introduce students to the basic concepts of contextual theology, including the methodological issues and a brief overview of Bevans' classic models of contextual theology.
  • To assist students to reflect on the theological and practical meanings of ministry in context.
  • To contribute to the on-going development of reflective practice for ministry.
  • To introduce students to contextual topics in ministry.