BI501: THE BIBLE, HERMENEUTICS, AND CHRISTIAN MISSION (4 Units: 160 hours) Keon-Sang An
This course introduces students to the relationship between biblical interpretation and the theology and practice of Christian mission. Participants will grapple with the importance of mission for reading the Bible and the teaching of the Bible on mission. This will include the missiological orientation of biblical texts, diverse paradigms for missional practice in Scripture, and issues of contextualization as students seek to understand the significance of mission for reading the Bible and for embodying Scripture’s witness in their contexts.
Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated the ability:
1. to describe the emergence of missiological hermeneutics, including its varieties and major proponents, as a development of biblical hermeneutics;
2. to evaluate recent proposals regarding missiological hermeneutics in light of the historical context of Christian use of the Bible in mission;
3. to explain how the mission of God, as a unifying theme of Scripture, relates to diverse Scriptural paradigms of mission;
4. to apply biblical paradigms of mission to particular mission contexts.
This class meets intensively from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, 11-15 January 2016 for a total 40 hours of classroom instruction for lecture and discussion.
REQUIRED READING: 1,175 pages of required reading
- Barram, M. “성경, 선교, 그리고 사회적 위치: 선교적 해석학을 향하여” (The Bible, Mission, and Social Location: Toward a Missional Hermeneutic). Interpretation 61 (2007): 42-58. [17 pages assigned]
- Bosch, David. 변화하고 있는 선교: 선교신학의 패러다임 전환 (Transforming Mission). 기독교문서선교회. 2010. ISBN: 9788934106616. Pub. Price: 28,500 won. [284 pages assigned].
- Goheen, Michael W. 열방에 빛을: 온 세상을 향한 하나님의 선교 이야기 (Light to the Nations, A: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story). 복있는사람. 2012. ISBN: 9788963600802. Pub. Price: 19,800 won. [472 pages assigned].
- Nissen, Johannes. 신약성경과 선교: 역사적 해석학적 관점들 (New Testament and Mission: Historical and Hermeneutical Perspectives). 기독교문선교회. 2002. ISBN: 9788934108443. Pub. Price: 12,000 won. [319 pages assigned].
- 박보경 (Bo Kyung Park). “선교적 해석학의 모색” (An Exploration for Missional Hermeneutics). 선교신학 (Mission Thelogy) 18집 (2008): 76-103.
- 정승현 (Seung Hyun Jung). “선교의 성경연구 동향분석” (A Trend Analysis of Biblical Studies for Mission). 미션네트워크 (Mission Network) 1집 (2012): 1-21.
- 강아람 (Aram Kang). “선교적 교회론과 선교적 해석학” (Missional Church and Missional Hermeneutics). 선교신학(Mission Theology) 36집 (2014): 11-45.
- Bosch, David. 세계를 향한 증거 (Witness to the World). 두란노. 1993. ISBN: 9788970083803. Pub. Price: 10,000 won.
- Glasser, Arther. 성경에 나타난 하나님의 선교 (Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God's Mission in the Bible). 생명의말씀사. 2006. ISBN: 9788904100804. Pub. Price: 25,000 won.
- Guder, Darrell L. 선교적 교회: 북미 교회의 파송을 위한 비전 (Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America). 주안대학원대학교 출판부. 2013. ISBN: 9791195055302. Pub. Price: 25,000 won.
- Kaiser, Walter. 구약성경과 선교: 이방의 빛 이스라엘(Mission in the Old Testament). CLC. 2013. ISBN: 9788934112723. Pub. Price: 10,000 won.
- Larkin, William J. Jr., and Williams, Joel F. 성경의 선교신학 (Mission in the New Testament: An Evangelical Approach). 이레서원. 2001. ISBN: 9788974351526. Pub. Price: 16,000 won.
- Newbigin, Lesslie. 오픈 시크릿: 마침내 드러난 하나님의 비밀 선교 (The Open Secret: An Introduction to Theology of Mission). 복있는사람. 2012. ISBN: 9788963600833. Pub. Price: 16,000 won.
- Van Engen, Charles. 미래의 선교신학 (Mission on the Way). 바울. 2004. ISBN: 9788972865056. Pub. Price: 18,000 won.
- Wright, Christopher J. H. 하나님의 선교: 하나님의 선교 관점으로 성경 내러티브를 열다 (The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative). IVP. 2010. ISBN: 9788932811550. Pub. Price: 33,000 won.
- Wright, N. T. 마침내 드러난 하나님의 나라 (Surprised by Hope). IVP. 2009. ISBN: 9788932811109. Pub. Price: 18,000 won.
ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENT:
1. 1,175 pages of required reading and reading reports [60 hours].
2. A critical analysis of at least three recent proposals for missiological hermeneutics in conversation with work on the historical use of the Bible in Christian mission (2 pages; 20%). (SLO #1 and SLO #2) [15 hours]
3. A Moodle journal in which students will post weekly reflections on the following biblical texts in dialog with their course readings, focusing specifically on how the mission of God as a unifying theme and the diverse scriptural paradigms for mission related to the selected biblical texts (2 pages per week for 10 weeks; 30%). (SLO #3) [15 hours]
• Gen. 1:26-2:1; Gen. 12:1-9; Ex. 19:1-6; Ps. 67:1-7; Isa. 66:18-21
• Mt. 5:13-16; Mk. 10:35-45; Lk. 4:16-30; Jn. 20:19-23 (Choose 2)
• Eph. 2:11-22; 1 Pet. 2:1-10
• Rev. 7:9-17; Rev. 21:1-8 (Choose 1)
4. A final integrative project that requires students to analyze and reflect on (1) their own missional community; (2) the missional situation of that community; (3) specific biblical texts that might inform practices of mission for that community; and (4) practical ways of conceiving of and participating in mission for that community based on engagement with Scripture (15 pages; 40%). (SLO #3 and SLO #4) [30 hours]
RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: Meets a requirement in 80 MAICS Programs
FINAL EXAMINATION: None.