Dr Christoph Stuckelberger and Professor of Ecumenical Missiology
at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Reverend Dr Benjamin Simon.
Scholars of church history, missiology
, and theology contribute to the change in thinking about Christianity as a European religion being spread to the rest of the world, to Christianity as a religion becoming rooted in regions throughout the world.
The institute provides professional training and graduate courses on missiology
(doctorate and licentiate degrees).
These three words embody and capture the identity and vocation of ecumenical missiology
Toward that end, I would recommend using it as a textbook in missiology
or ecclesiology courses.
LeRon Shults's insightful study of emerging churches and their implications for rethinking the task of Christian mission in a multireligious world (135-49); Bishop Munawar Rumalshah's excellent presentation on the challenges facing the church of Pakistan, including the challenges of Islam and the legacy of colonial-era Christian evangelism that targeted the socially and economic disadvantaged instead of the upper and middle classes (205-14); Mika Vahakangas's examination on the future of missiology
as an academic discipline (217-29), Andrew Wall's reflection on missiology
as vocation (230-37); and Viggo Mortensen's attempt to articulate a contemporary missiology
that addresses the challenges of postcolonialism, postmodernity, and religious pluralism (265-77).
The other studies that research different aspects of Fr Bria's theology are focused on his missiology
(three studies), systematic theology (five studies), pastoral theology (four studies), Orthodox spirituality (one study), relationships with the Roman Catholic Church (one study), the specific of Romanian Orthodox theology (one study), and Fr Bria's particular historical, ecumenical, catechumenical and liturgical vision (each one study).
is the science about the Word of God as the Church in her becoming; the Word as the Church in her borderline situations; the Church as a surprise and puzzle .
Meg Guider, associate professor of missiology
at the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Mass.
Christ Crucified: A 21st-Century Missiology
of the Cross.
The lessons of this for contemporary Baptist missiology
are quite obvious.
The 36th title in the Orbis Books' "The American Society of Missiology
Series", A History Of Christianity In Asia: Volume II, 1500-1900 focuses upon four centuries that say tremendous missionary efforts by the Catholic Church in Asia with what can only be discribed as ambigous results.