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Mission Rediscovered

  • Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ministry
  • Santa Clara University, Graduate Theological Union
12 Lectures (5 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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Explore the extraordinary history and theology of Christian mission. Encounter the great Christian missionaries from those Christ first commissioned through the men and women who continue to heroically and sensitively communicate our faith today.

Through this remarkably well-taught 12-lecture series, you will gain special insight into the Church’s timeless mission and the special issues we confront today. Jesuit professor Fr. Fernández is a master storyteller and celebrated theologian. You will find this series informative and moving.

Characteristic of missiology’s method, this course is interdisciplinary, drawing from such areas such as Biblical studies, history, anthropology and theology. Among the topics discussed are: a comparative view of Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant approaches to evangelism and evangelization; inculturation, which some describe as preaching the Gospel in a way which makes sense to a particular culture; religious pluralism and inter-religious dialogue; mission and ecumenicity; mission as the promotion of social justice; and the spirituality of mission.

From its biblical basis through its extraordinary history and current practice, you will come to see and understand mission in the richest sense. This course is both informative and enjoyable.

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Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
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3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Overview and Introduction
  • The Bible and Mission I
  • The Bible and Mission II
  • The History of Mission I
  • The History of Mission II
  • Anthropological Insights for a Contemporary Understanding of Mission
  • Mission and Liberation
  • Mission and the Liturgy
  • The Spirituality of Mission
  • Mission and Ecumenism, Religious Pluralism and Interreligious Dialogue
  • The Future of Mission
  • Some Insights from Our Review of Missiology for the Contemporary U.S. Catholic Church
About Your Presenter

Eduardo C. Fernández, S.J., is a Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ministry at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley and at the Graduate Theological Union. A native of El Paso, Texas, he earned a Masters in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He is past president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). His ministerial experience includes high school and university teaching, parish and campus ministry, and retreat work. Along with his many articles, he has also authored La Cosecha: Harvesting Contemporary United States Hispanic Theology (1972-1998) (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2000), now in Spanish translation, and also co-authored, with James Empereur, S.J., La Vida Sacra: Contemporary Hispanic Sacramental Theology (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006). His two latest books are Mexican American Catholics (Paulist Press, 2007) and Culture-Senstitive Ministry: Helpful Strategies for Pastoral Ministers (Paulist Press, 2010) with Kenneth McGuire, CSP and Anne Hansen.

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