M8120
Cultural Anthropology for Mission

The unit Cultural Anthropology for Mission examines the fundamental aspects of cultural anthropology from a Christian perspective. It will enable students to develop greater cultural sensitivity and assist those seeking to work in intercultural contexts to address the issues and processes of cultural adaptation and contextualization.  This unit has a practical focus, its concepts and principles firmly integrated into the praxis of intercultural ministry.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Mission

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Establish a coherent understanding of cultural anthropology within a biblical and theological framework.
  2. Explain how cultural and sociological dynamics inform the development of worldview.
  3. Analyse the implications of culture and anthropology for Christian mission and ministry.
  4. Critique one’s own cultural presuppositions and values and identify areas of change to enhance intercultural ministry.
  5. Critically apply the results of their study to their own church or ministry context, developing appropriate strategies of contextualisation to current or proposed ministries.
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