Explore the extraordinary history and theology of Christian mission. Encounter the great Christian missionaries from those Christ first commissioned through the men and women who continue to heroically and sensitively communicate the faith today. Through this remarkably well-taught 12-lecture series, you will gain special insight into the Catholic Church's timeless mission and the special issues it confronts today.
Jesuit professor Fr. Fernández is a master storyteller and celebrated theologian. You will find this series informative and moving. Characteristic of missiology's method, this course is interdisciplinary, drawing from such areas such as biblical studies, history, anthropology, and theology. Among the topics discussed are a comparative view of Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant approaches to evangelism and evangelization; inculturation, which some describe as preaching the Gospel in a way that makes sense to a particular culture; religious pluralism and inter-religious dialogue; mission and ecumenicity; mission as the promotion of social justice; and the spirituality of mission. From its biblical basis through its extraordinary history and current practice, you will come to see and understand mission in the richest sense. This course is both informative and enjoyable.