Justice lies at the heart of Church's mission. How have Anglican missions responded to injustices in their mission fields? Was seeking and doing justice part of their work? Were the missionaries interested in bringing justice to the oppressed? When we speak of missions and justice, we also need to acknowledge the close relationship between the Anglican Church and their mission bodies and the British empire. How did they reconcile this fundamental moral and ethical contradiction? This course pays particular attention to the role and responses of the 'colonized Anglicans.' Within the context of colonialism, how did the native, indentured, and enslaved anglicans, and the Anglican missionaries who were willing to learn from them, seek to redeem the face of the Anglican church and missions? How does this wisdom of/from the subjugated influence the understanding of mission and justice today for the Anglican communion worldwide? The course addresses these questions by listening to voices on/of mission in the global Anglican church that foreground social justice and liberation of the oppressed.
Note: Required for, but not restricted to, MDiv students with a concentration in Anglican Studies.
- Professor: Joshua Samuel