Global Theology

An analysis of non-Euro-American theologies and theologians that have emerged from the expanding Christian church in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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This course is taught by 56 scholars from 16 different counties in a virtual environment through Moody Northwest.

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  • Length:
    19 hours
  • Skill Level:
    Beginner
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Institution:
    Moody Bible Institute
  • Subject:
    Biblical Theology
  • Language:
    English

Lectures

1

Lecturer: Todd M. Johnson 

Panelists: Joel Carpenter and Dana L. Robert 

Description: Todd M. Johnson, the Director for the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, gives a dynamic overview of the phenomenon of Global Christianity.

2

Lecturer: Wesley Granberg-Michaelson 

Panelists: John Samuel Mbiti and Marc Canner 

Description: An introductory lecture in which Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, former General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America, examines six categories of change that have recently occurred within world Christianity. 

3

Lecturer: Gene Green 

Panelists: David Ngong, Randy Woodley, and Craig Ott 

Description: An introductory lecture in which Gene Green of Wheaton College discusses the presence of self-theologizing in world Christianity.

4

Lecturer: Jonathan J. Armstrong

Panelists: Allen L. Yeh, Byron D. Klaus, and Darren C. Marks

Description: If we live in the era of World Christianity today, when did this period begin? This lecture examines six possible beginning points for the era of world Christianity and evaluates each historiographical proposal.

5

Lecturer: Vilma Balmaceda 

Panelists: Govert Buijs and Valdir Steuernagel 

Description: This lecture covers the geographical theme of Christianity in Latin America and is delivered by Vilma Balmaceda, Professor of Political Science at NYACK College. The lecture looks specifically at the interplay between evangelism and social justice in a Latin American context. 

6

Lecturer: Juan Martínez 

Panelists: Octavio Esqueda and Daniel Miller 

Description: Juan Martínez, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Pastoral Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary, provides an insightful analysis of the Christian demographics and theological trajectories of Latin America.

7

Lecturer: Kevin Xiyi Yao 

Panelists: Katharine Wiegele and Timothy Sisk 

Description: This lecture touches on the geographical theme of Christianity in Asia and is presented by Kevin Xiyi Yao of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The presentation specifically covers the arrival of the Protestant Church in China and focuses primarily on the 1980s onward. 

8

Lecturer: Sebastian Kim 

Panelist: Daniel Bays 

Description: Sebastian Kim, Chair in Theology and Public Life in the Faculty of Education and Theology at York St John University, explores the boundaries of theological inculturalization in the context of Asia.

9

Lecturer: Kostake Milkov 

Panelist: Corneliu Constantineanu 

Description: This lecture covers the geographical theme of Christianity in Europe and is delivered by Kostake Milkov, Director of the Balkan Institute for Faith and Culture. Dr. Milkov speaks specifically about the history and doctrinal development of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

10

Lecturer: Mark Noll 

Panelists: Rolf Hille and Richard Lints 

Description: This lecture covers the geographical theme of Christianity in North America and is delivered by Mark Noll of Notre Dame University. Dr. Noll briefly examines three aspects of North America's historical involvement in world Christianity. 

11

Lecturer: Michael Jensen 

Panelists: Chul-Hae Kim, Sin-Pan Daniel Ho, and Calvin Chong 

Description: This lecture touches on the systematic theme of Scripture and is delivered by Michael Jensen, Lecturer in Doctrine and Church History at Moore Theological College. In his presentation, Dr. Jensen defends the perspicuity, that is the clarity, of the Bible.

12

Lecturer: Bill Mounce 

Panelist: Takanori Kobayashi 

Description: This presentation covers the systematic theme of Scripture and is delivered by Bill Mounce, President and Founder of BiblicalTraining.org. In his lecture, Dr. Mounce defends the inspiration of Scripture against commonly employed attacks. 

13

Lecturer: Christopher Wright 

Panelists: Samuel Ngewa and Josh Malone 

Description: This presentation touches on the systematic theme of Jesus Christ and is delivered by Christopher Wright, International Ministries Director of the Langham Partnership. Dr. Wright herein addresses what makes Jesus Christ unique in the midst of the world religious stage. 

14

Lecturer: Darrell Bock 

Description: Darrell Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, demonstrates the reliability of the witness to Jesus Christ in the Gospels.

15

Lecturers: Edmund Rybarczyk and Douglas Petersen 

Panelists: Edmund Rybarczyk and Douglas Petersen

Description: This lecture touches on the systematic theme of the Holy Spirit and is presented by Edmund Rybarczyk and Douglas Petersen of Vanguard University. In this presentation, Dr. Rybarczyk and Dr. Petersen discuss the distinctives of Pentecostal thought regarding doctrine, practice, and especially the role of the Holy Spirit. 

16

Lecturer: Allan Anderson 

Panelist: Clifton R. Clarke 

Description: This presentation covers the systematic theme of the Holy Spirit and is delivered by Allan Anderson, Professor of Mission and Pentecostal Studies at the University of Birmingham. Dr. Anderson herein describes the origins, spread, and emphases of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. 

17

Lecturer: Gordon T. Smith 

Panelists: Todd E. Johnson, John R. Stephenson, and Gregg Quiggle 

Description: This lecture covers the systematic theme of the sacraments and is presented by Gordon T. Smith, President of Ambrose University College. Dr. Smith speaks on the nature and function of the two sacraments instituted by Jesus: baptism and communion.

18

Lecturer: Jonathan Armstrong 

Panelist: Matt Jensen 

Description: This lecture covers the systematic theme of the sacraments and is delivered by Jonathan Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Bible and Theology at Moody Bible Institute-Spokane. In his presentation, Dr. Armstrong outlines and critically evaluates Avery Cardinal Dulles' proposal for "the Church as a sacrament." 

19

Lecturer: Chris Sugden 

Panelist: Junias Venugopal 

Description: This presentation covers the systematic theme of missions and is delivered by Chris Sugden, Executive Secretary of Anglican Mainstream. Dr. Sugden examines the kingdom of God and social change, as well as how ministry ought to be done in the context of poverty. 

20

Lecturer: Allen L. Yeh 

Panelists: Alexei Gorbachev and Janel Bakker 

Description: This lecture touches on the systematic theme of missions and is given by Allen Yeh of Biola University. In his presentation, Dr. Yeh explains five characteristics of Evangelical missions. 

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