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PAST323 Christian ministry in te ao Māori (the Māori World)

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Explores Christian Ministry and theology in relation to te ao Māori (the Māori World), taking into consideration Māori expressions, understanding and practice of ministry within a historical and contemporary context.

This paper explores ministry in te ao Māori that focusses on current issues in the contemporary context from tribalism, urbanisation, models of leadership and social media.

Paper title Christian ministry in te ao Māori (the Māori World)
Paper code PAST323
Subject Pastoral Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Summer School (Distance learning)
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Prerequisite
One 100-level PAST or CHTH paper
Restriction
MINS 415
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Eligibility

Any student can study Theology, whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.

Contact

Dr Wayne Te Kaawa - email wayne.tekaawa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Wayne Te Kaawa

Paper Structure

This paper will be taught by Video conference using Zoom and a 5-day intensive residential course in Gisborne at Te Rau College (17-21 January 2022).

Video conferencing:
Module 1: Introduction to Christian ministry in te ao Māori.
Module 2: Mātauranga Māori in Christian ministry.

Intensive residential:
Module 3: A Māori hermeneutic
Module 4: The changing Māori context of Christian ministry
Module 5: Ministry and ecumenism
Module 6: Ministry in the public square
Module 7: Io and Ihowa

Video conferencing:
Module 8 and 9: Student seminars

Journal 30%
Group project 20%
Essay 50%

Teaching Arrangements

Four 2-hour videoconference sessions using Zoom.

5-day residential intensive at Te Rau College in Gisborne 17-21 January 2022.

(This is a Summer School paper, taught from 10 January to 18 February).

Textbooks

There is no compulsory textbook for this paper. Readings will be supplied on Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

1: Discuss key developments in the history of Christian ministry in te ao Māori.
2: Analyse and contrast contemporary trends in ministry in te ao Māori and their implications for Christian ministry.
3: Critically identify and analyse distinctive aspects of models of pastoral care and their intersection with mātauranga   Māori.
4: Demonstrate familiarity with important theories and theorists concerning Christian ministry in te ao Māori and te Haahi Māori
5: Engage in a critical exegesis of selected texts using the Paipera Tapu.

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Timetable

Summer School

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard