Dual Citizenship: Gospel and Culture

WYP3622HF  L0101
Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the fundamental tension in which Christians have always lived and served: through precept, metaphor, and example the Church has been told to be "salt and light" in the world and yet be "unspotted" by it; we are to be ''in" yet not "of" the world; on one hand we are to be "citizens of heaven" and yet the apostle Paul boldly used his Roman citizenship to advantage.

The course will juxtapose the Biblical vision of the Church with western society as currently constituted. Dominant cultural values will be studied along with the diverse ways in which they are embodied and shaped in particular micro-cultures. Finally, the course will apply Biblical principles of mission to the task of engagement with the wider society in all its many forms and explore possible trajectories of praxis to guide Christian leaders in encounter with the "world."

Schedule: Monday, 09:30 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: This course will be held on six Mondays over the Fall semster. Sept 22, 29, Oct 6, 27, and Nov 3, 10. 
Instructors: John W. Stephenson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This course is a pre-requiste course to WYP3623H

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