1 x 3-hour seminar weekly
Enrolment not permitted
THEO8506 has been successfully completed
Assignments; Class presentation.
Topic description
This topic examines the concepts of culture and worldview. It will enable students to understand the relationship between culture and worldview as they relate to the human person and their understanding of the world. Students will examine the relationship between worldview and culture and the practice of Christian mission and ministry.
Educational aims
The aims of this topic are to:

  • analyse the concepts of culture and worldview from a Christian perspective.
  • examine the impact of culture upon Christian theology and practice.
  • enable students to develop an awareness of their own worldview and cultural influences.
  • provide students with the tools to engage in basic ethnographic analysis.
Expected learning outcomes
At the conclusion of this topic students will be able to:

  • explain the need for cultural reinterpretation of Christian theology within different cultural contexts
  • identify cultural forms and their meanings within different cultural contexts
  • engage in ethnographic analysis of a different cultural group, identifying ways that worldview may influence understandings of Christianity