Theology of Mission

‘Theology of mission’ attends to the use of Christian doctrine in mission studies, to the systematic development of theologies that support or inform mission practice in different contexts, and to the ways that mission studies might shape expressions in other Christian theological disciplines.

This is a new study group which will meet for the first time at the IAMS Assembly in Seoul in 2016. Papers which address any of the above themes are welcome. In addition, we are planning to dedicate one session to discussion of the new World Council of Churches’ document, Together Towards Life: Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes (2013) . Studies of this document and/or other recent statements of mission theology such as Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel; Pope Francis, 2013) and the Cape Town Commitment (Lausanne Movement, 2011) are encouraged.

All paper proposals for the Assembly should be submitted according to the instructions on the Call for Papers page .

Stephen B. Bevans, SVD, Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Professor of Mission and Culture, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
Kirsteen Kim, Professor of Theology and World Christianity, Leeds Trinity University, UK
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