MA in European Mission and Intercultural Christianity

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Program Description

MA in European Mission and Intercultural Christianity

This unique MA combines the study of mission to and within Europe, with developing an understanding of how the past and current cultural influences present in Europe shape Christian practice.

The diverse cultural expressions of the Church around the world have led to an increasing understanding of the contextual nature of European Christianity. The challenges to Christianity in Europe have also led to mission practitioners within, and outside of Europe, recognising its needs as a mission field.

This unique MA combines the study of mission to and within Europe, with developing an understanding of how the past and current cultural influences present in Europe shape Christian practice.
Who is this course for?
  • Are you already involved in or preparing for mission in Europe?
  • Do you want to gain a greater understanding of the social, political and religious factors shaping life and Christianity in Europe?
  • Are you seeking to study in-depth a particular European region relating to your work?

Course Structure

Students complete two compulsory modules and two optional modules from the choices below, including at least one core module. The dissertation will be expected to have a European focus or application.

  • Method and content in missiological study
  • Crucial issues for European mission and theology
  • Intercultural Christianity and the European regions
  • The practice of Christian mission in European contexts
  • Theology of religions
  • Global leadership in intercultural contexts
  • The mission of the Church in the context of post-colonialism and globalisation
  • The greening of Mission
  • Bible engagement in intercultural contexts
  • Just mission – justice issues in intercultural contexts (subject to validation by University of Gloucestershire)
  • Independent study module

The MA is available in full-time, part-time or flexible learning mode.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Our MA programmes can be studied full-time over one year, part-time, over two years or in flexible learning mode, taking three to four years. The full-time and part-time programmes run from the beginn ... Read More

Our MA programmes can be studied full-time over one year, part-time, over two years or in flexible learning mode, taking three to four years. The full-time and part-time programmes run from the beginning of semester one (mid to late September) until the following August. The flexible learning mode combines residential intensive study with distance learning. The residential study is either a three week summer school ath the beginning of the first two years of the MA, our four long weekends during each of the first two years. Read less
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