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PASTORAL THEOLOGY 5571B
MISSIOLOGY & EVANGELIZATION

WINTER 2013

Tuesdays: 9:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Deacon Room, St. Peter's Seminary

Instructor: Fr. Peter Amszej
(pamszej@hotmail.com)
Office hours by appointment

A. COURSE DESCRIPTION

An investigation into the nature of the Church's pastoral and evangelical mission. Themes include the theology of mission, the relationship of faith and culture, and the "new evangelization". Particular attention will be paid to reflection on the pastoral skills necessary for presenting the Christian message in a rapidly changing world. (2 hours)

B. GOALS

This course will assist students to grow in the following knowledge, skills and attitudes:

KNOWLEDGE:

To gain a deeper sense of the Scriptural, theological and historical background of the Church’s missionary and evangelical nature.

SKILLS:

To acquire pastoral skills which will aid in bringing a missionary and evangelization focus to a parish setting.

ATTITUDES:

To grow in the desire to be active leaders and participants in the Church’s outreach to our contemporary culture.

C. ASSESSMENT

In-class presentation and discussion (approximately 40 to 45 minutes) on a Church document relating to missions and/or evangelization (20%)
In-class presentation and discussion (approximately 40 to 45 minutes) on a contemporary individual or organization involved in missionary and/or evangelization work (20%)

Common work log and individual reflection paper (8 to 10 pages) on the class Outreach Event (40%)
Final Exam (20%)

D. READINGS OR TEXTBOOKS

Required:

Vatican II’s Ad Gentes. 1965.
Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 1975.
John Paul II, Slavorum Apostoli, 1985.
John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio, 1990.
John Paul II, Ecclesia in America, 1999.
Pontifical Council for Culture, Towards a Pastoral Approach to Culture, 1999.

E. STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE

Week 1 (Jan. 8):

* Reflection on Missions & Evangelization in Scripture

Week 2 (Jan. 15):

* History of Missions & Missiology in the Church

Week 3 (Jan. 22):

* Presentation on Vatican II’s Ad Gentes
* Fr. Clare Coleman on missionary experience
* Models of Mission #1

Week 4 (Jan. 29):

* Presentation on Paul VI’s Evangelii Nuntiandi
* Models of Mission #2

Week 5 (Feb. 5):

* 2 Presentations on John Paul II’s Redemptoris Missio

Week 6 (Feb. 12):

* Presentation on PCC’s Towards a Pastoral Approach to Culture
* Presentation on John Paul II’s Slavorum Apostoli
* Models of Mission #3

Break Week (Feb. 19)

Week 7 (Feb. 26):

* Presentation on John Paul II’s Ecclesia in America
* Models of Mission #4

Week 8 (March 5):

* The New Evangelization: A Look at the Recent Synod at the Vatican
* First Presentation on a Contemporary Missionary / Evangelizer

Week 9 (March 12):

* A look at Ralph Martin’s thesis in Will Many Be Saved?
* Second Presentation on Contemporary Missionary / Evangelizer

Week 10 (March 19):

* Third & Fourth Presentations on Contemporary Missionary / Evangelizer

Week 11 (March 26):

* Fifth and Sixth Presentations on Contemporary Missionary / Evangelizer

Week 12 (April 2):

* Guest Presentation: Mr. Brian Fitzmaurice
* Seventh Presentation on Contemporary Missionary / Evangelizer

Week 13 (April 9):

* Conclusion / Final Exam

F. UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS

Students are responsible for knowing the University's academic policies and regulations and any particularities of their own course of study. These can all be found at the University's website (http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/handbook/appeals/scholoff.pdf). Ignorance of these policies is not an excuse for any violation thereof. The following policies are particularly important to note:

Submission of Assignments: It is the responsibility of the student to organize his or her work so that the assignments are completed on time. A penalty of 10% of the value of the assignment will be deducted for each day it is overdue without permission.

It is the responsibility of the student to organize his or her work so that the assignments are completed on time. For a serious reason, a student may approach the professor before the due-date, and may be granted an extension at the discretion of the professor. Any medical reasons will be confirmed by proper documentation as approved by the Dean’s Office. A penalty of 10% of the value of the assignment will be deducted for each day it is overdue without permission.

No electronic devices will be allowed during tests or the examination, unless approved in advance by Student Services at the University or King’s.

Students who miss tests will negotiate a “make-up” date with the professor. Any medical reasons will be confirmed by proper documentation as approved by the Dean’s Office.

Plagiarism: Students must write their essays and assignments in their own words. Whenever students take an idea or a passage from another author, they must acknowledge their debt by quotation marks and/or footnotes. Plagiarism is a major academic offense. Students may be required to submit their work in electronic form for plagiarism checking.

Selection and Registration of Courses: Students are responsible for ensuring that their selection of courses is appropriate and accurately recorded, that all prerequisite course(s) have been successfully completed, and that they are aware of any anti-requisite course(s) that they have taken.