Two years after his priestly ordination in the Diocese of Badulla on 16 December 2000, he was sent to Rome where he obtained a doctorate in missiology
from the Pontifical Urban University.
Initially, anthropologists and sociologists were the ones who placed religion on the agenda in migration studies, but scholars in religious studies and theology (missiology
) soon followed suit.
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).
His many publications include Christian Mission in the Twentieth Century (1994), The Conversion of the Maori (2013), and Twentieth-Century Missiology
: Issues and Thinkers (2014).
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 list of authors is impressive, including young theologians as well as prominent figures in various fields, such as Adolf Martin Ritter from Heiddberg in patristic studies; Petros Vassiliadis from Thessalonika and Tormod Engesviken from Oslo in the area of missiology
; Iona I.
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., and Notre Dame Sr.
Christ Crucified: A 21st-Century Missiology
of the Cross.