MIS4053 Philosophy of Missions (Directed Reading)

Guidelines

MIS4053 Philosophy of Missions is composed of individualized special readings and/or research techniques to define a philosophy of missions. A proposal for this directed reading course, detailing the books to be read and project to be completed, must be submitted to your enrollment office and sent to the Academic Dean of the School of Bible & Theology for approval. Global University provides a list of approved books that can be used to fulfill this directed reading (see below).

*Books marked with an asterisk below can be purchased through Global University.

The following guidelines apply:

1. The student must read a minimum of 900 pages for the 3-credit course.  A selection of books that can be read for this course is listed below.

2. Students who wish to use other books dealing with the topic must first submit a proposal to the Dean of the School of Bible & Theology and receive written permission.  The proposal must be no less than 200 words in length, including the complete publication data (author, title, place of publication, publisher, copyright date, and number of pages).

3. The student will prepare a Directed Reading Report of approximately 24 pages (8 pages for each credit earned).  Information on how to prepare this paper using formatting can be found in the
Global University Form & Style Guide.

4. The Directed Reading Report will include the following:

  • A summary of the approach and views of each author (or book) being reported on.
  • A critique of these views from the student’s own point of view, based on personal experience or other reading.
  • A synthesis of the views presented in the readings that compares and contrasts those views.

5. Directed Reading courses are restricted to a maximum of 9 credits per student.

6. Directed Reading courses are restricted to students who are within 32 credits of completing a degree program.

Instructor

Hi! My name is Dr. Willard Teague. I am the instructor for the Philosophy of Missions Directed Reading as well as the Dean of the Undergraduate School of Bible and Theology. I would love to interact with you about the readings or a subject that you find interesting, related to the readings. Feel free to ask me a question.

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A Selection of Books for MIS4053 Philosophy of Missions (Directed Reading)

Bosch, David J. 2011. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission. Ellicott City, MD.: Orbis Books.  (640 pages) (Google Book Preview. E-book available for purchase)

Hesselgrave, David and Ed Stetzer. 2010. Mission Shift: Global Missions in the Third Millenium. Nashville: B&H Academic. (432 pages) (Google Book Preview. E-book available for purchase)

Jenkins, Philip. 2011. The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. (368 pages) (Google Book Preview. E-book available for purchase)

*Moreau, A. Scott, Gary R. Corwin and Gary B. McGee. 2015. Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical and Practical Survey. Ada, MI: Baker Academic. (408 pages) (Google Book Preview. E-book available for purchase)

Newbigin, Lesslie. 1995. The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission. Grand Rapids, MI.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (192 pages)  (Google Book Preview. E-book available for purchase)

*Pocock, Michael and Gailyn Van Rheenen. 2005. The Changing Face of World Missions: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends. Ada, MI: Baker Academic. (392 pages) (Google Book Preview. E-book available for purchase)

Stott, John and Christopher J. H. Wright. 2015. Christian Mission in the Modern World. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. (240 pages) (Google Book Preview. E-book available for purchase)

Sunquist, Scott W. 2017. Understanding Christian Mission: Participation in Suffering and Glory. Ada, MI: Baker Academic. (464 pages) (Google Book Preview. E-book available for purchase)

Synan, Vinson and Amos Yong, eds. 2016-2017. Global Renewal Christianity: Spirit Empowered Movements: Past, Present and Future. Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House. (4 vols.) (Google Book Preview. E-book available for purchase)

Tennent, Timothy C. 2010. Invitation to World Missions: A Trinitarian Missiology for the Twenty-First Century. Grand Rapids, MI.: Kregel Academic. (560 pages) (Google Book Preview. No E-book available.)

*Tennent, Timothy C. 2007. Theology in the Context of World Christianity: How The Global Church is Influencing the Way We Think about and Discuss Theology. Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan. (295 pages) (Google Book Preview. E-book available for purchase)

Tippett, Alan R. and Doug Priest. 2014. Fullness of Time: Ethnohistory Selection From the Writings of Alan R. Tippett. Pasadena, CA.: William Carey Library. (416 pages) (No preview. No E-book available.)

VanEngen, Charles, ed. 2016. The State of Missiology Today: Global Innovations in Christian Witness.. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. (307 pages) (Google Book Preview. E-book available for purchase)

VanRheenen, Gailyn.1996. Missions: Biblical Foundations & Contemporary Strategies. Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan. (240 pages)  (Google Book Preview. E-book available for purchase)

Wright, Christopher. 2010. The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission. Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan. (258 pages) (Google Book Preview. E-book available for purchase)

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