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TEOL1611: Holistic Mission: Diaconia, Reconciliation, and Cross-cultural Ministry

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Emneansvarlig:Ingen faglærer, spør
Studieprogramtilhørighet:Bachelorprogrammer - Bachelor i teologi
Bachelorprogrammer - Bachelor i religion og samfunn
Avdelingstilhørighet:Avdeling for teologi og kirkelig utdanning

Generell informasjon

This course belongs to mission studies, and seeks to offer both a theoretical and practical approach to holistic mission. It discusses the relationship between word and deed, proclamation and service (diaconia) in mission, with a particular emphasis on the church's ministry to and with the poor, its relationship to culture and society at large, and its work for reconciliation. The students will also present a practical project related to the themes of the course.


  • The students will present a report on a practical mission project related to the themes of the course. The report should be of approximately 2000 word, and include at least two correctly formulated references and a bibliography.
  • Take part in a minimum of 50% of the lectures.
  • Participate in the evaluation of the curriculum and/or of the learning environment, if such evaluation is stipulated in the relevant term.
When course requirements are not fulfilled this will count as one examination attempt, unless you withdraw within the set deadline (1 May/ 1 November).

Avsluttende vurdering

The final assessment for this course is based on one written exam (4 hours). In order to receive a final assessment, the student must fulfill the course requirements within the fixed deadline.

Læringsutbytte etter fullført emne

The student has:
  • good knowledge of causes of poverty and of principles and practices in international development work.
  • good knowledge of cultural issues in cross-cultural mission with an emphasis on understanding world views and the role of the cross-cultural missionary.
  • knowledge of mission as a ministry of reconciliation.
  • knowledge of migrant Christian communities and the challenges these represent, especially in a Norwegian setting
  • knowledge of the concept of "holistic mission" including the relationship between evangelism and social responsibility in the mission of the church.
The student can:
  • present a mission project that reflects the insights gained from the theoretical study of holistic mission.
  • use the library to find appropriate resources for an academic description of a topic
  • relate literature from the field to a specific case study


For å få tilgang til elektronisk litteratur når du ikke sitter på MF:

  • Dowsett, R., Phiri, I., Birdsall, D., Terfassa, D. O., Hwa, Y. & Jørgensen, K. (Red.) (2016). Evangelism and diakonia in context (s. 1-96, 107-119, 141-210, 237-258, 289-304, 325-351, 363-372). Oxford: Regnum Books. Bibliotek
  • Hiebert, P. G. (1985). Anthropological insights for missionaries (s. 29-192). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House. Bibliotek
  • Lemma, D. (2012). God's transforming mission and norwegian churches and mission organizations: Some observations from a migrant perspective. I B. a. Fagerli (Red.), A learning missional church: Reflections from young missiologists (s. 132-146). Oxford: Regnum Books. Bibliotek
  • Myers, B. L. (2011). Walking with the poor: Principles and practices of transformational development (Rev. and exp. utg., s. 57-90). Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books. Bibliotek (Kompendium)
  • Nordstokke, K. (Red.) (2009). Diakonia in context: Transformation, reconciliation, empowerment: An LWF contribution to the understanding and practice of diakonia. Geneva: The Lutheran World Federation. Bibliotek. Hentet fra
  • Schreiter, R. J. & Jørgensen, K. (Red.) (2013). An excerpt. I Mission as ministry of reconciliation (nr. Vol 16, s. 3-65, 79-89, 101-125, 200-206, 261-267, 321-330). Edinburgh: Regnum Books. Bibliotek

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