On completing the course the students will be able to:

  • understand the fundamental aspects of the Christian witness to the world.
  • understand the specific theological and spiritual characteristics of the Orthodox understanding of mission.
  • acquire a basic information on the history of the evangelization in the East and in the West.
  • analyze and distinguish between different paradigms of mission.

develop a critical awareness of the cases in which missionary activities was (or is still) used as an instrument for ecclesial rivalry and proselytism and the contemporary (ecumenical) paradigm of mission.