Contextualization

Course number: DEPS351 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


 

Recognizing that the majority of the world’s unreached people are locked behind religiously defined cultural barriers, the course will present principles for presenting Christ into varied contextual realities. This course focuses on critically engaging world religions and relating the gospel message and biblical theology across diverse cultures. It examines the process of exploring the existing cultural and theological framework and developing a biblical presentation of Christ relevant to the culture and religion individuals encounter while serving in world mission. It seeks to equip students to faithfully study the scriptures while engaging in theology in a global context. The course will prepare students to respond to theological issues that influence our global community where the Mission of God is needed.