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Pastoral Theology 5571B
Missiology & Evangelization
THURSDAYS 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Deacon Classroom, St. Peter's Seminary
Instructor: Fr. Peter Amszej (email@example.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)
This course will assist students to grow in the following knowledge, skills and attitudes:
To gain a deeper sense of the Scriptural, theological and historical background of the Church’s missionary and evangelical nature.
To acquire pastoral skills which will aid in bringing a missionary and evangelization focus to a parish setting.
To grow in the desire to be active leaders and participants in the Church’s outreach to our contemporary culture.
Two in-class presentations (25 to 30 minutes each) on historical and contemporary individuals or organizations involved in missionary and evangelization work; (20% each)
Common work log and individual reflection paper (8 to 10 pages) on the Outreach Event (40%)
Final Exam (20%)
D. READINGS OR TEXTBOOKS
Francis Anekwe Oborji, Concepts of Mission: The Evolution of Contemporary Missiology. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2006. (Available at the UWO bookstore; other readings are on reserve in the library).
The Documents of Vatican II.
Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 1975.
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. 12):|
|* Reflections on Missions & Evangelization in Scripture|
|Week 2 (Jan. 19):|
* History of Missions & Missiology in the Church (Oborji, pp. 41-56; Francis Cardinal George.
* First Presentation on Historical Missionary / Evangelizer
|Week 3 (Jan. 26):|
|* Vatican II and Paul VI (Ad Gentes, Dignitatis Humanae & Evangelii Nuntiandi)
* Second Presentation on Historical Missionary / Evangelizer
|Week 4 (Feb. 2):|
|* John Paul II (Redemptoris Missio)
* Third Presentation on Historical Missionary / Evangelizer
|Week 5 (Feb. 9):||* Mission Themes from the Text: Conversion & Church Planting/Growth (Oborji, pp. 59-97)
* Fourth & Fifth Presentations on Historical Missionary / Evangelizer
|Week 6 (Feb. 16):||* Mission Themes from the Text: Ecumenical Dialogue and Contextual Theologies (Oborji, pp. 98-149)
* First Presentation on Contemporary Missionary / Evangelizer
|Week 7 (March 1):|
|* Mission Themes from the Text: Conversion & Church Planting/Growth (Oborji, pp. 98-1-49)
* Second and Third Presentations on Contemporary Missionary / Evangelizer
|Week 8 (March 8):|
|* Faith & Culture / Worldview (Ecclesia in America, Towards a Pastoral Approach to Culture)
* Fourth Presentation on Contemporary Missionary / Evangelizer
|Week 9 (March 15):|
|* The New Evangelization - An Introduction
* Fifth Presentation on Contemporary Missionary / Evangelizer
|Week 10 (March 22):|
|* Guest Presentations: Bernardine Ketelaars ("The New Evangelization and a Pastoral
Response") and Fr. Brian Jane ("The New Evangelization and the Laity, with a Particular Emphasis on the Role of the Family")
|Week 11 (March 29):|
|* Guest Presentations: Fr. Graham Keep ("Parish Identity and the New Evangelization") and Fr. Chris Gillespie ("Mary and the New Evangelization")|
|Week 12 (April 5):|
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: