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PATRISTICS AND ORTHODOX MISSION

After completing the course, the students are expected to be able to

  1. portray the foundational character of Patristic theology for Missiology and mission
  2. describe the milestones of mission theology and methodology, common among the Church Fathers and Christian writers
  3. point out differences in mission theology and methodology of different Church Fathers / different historic eras
  4. outline the implementation (or non-implementation) of patristic theology on mission in missionary context within the course of History in the East
  5. define the individual elements of Orthodox Patristic theology within the frame of world religions expansion
  6. illustrate the relevance of Patristic theology to modern theology of mission
  7. relate Patristic and modern Orthodox theology of mission to the ecumenical understanding of mission
  8. identify handicaps and shortcomings as well as strengths of Orthodox missionary activity today
  9. make clear the importance of mission in modernity, and finally
  10. give correct answers on questions of today and set priorities for tomorrow