Definition of missiology in English:

missiology

Syllabification: mis·si·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌmisēˈäləjē
 
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noun

  • The study of religious (typically Christian) missions and their methods and purposes.
    More example sentences
    • In the realm of missiology, how the church interacts with those outside the Christian community, ‘dialogue’ and ‘witness’ represent two ends in tension.
    • Eitel makes an important contribution to contemporary missiology, and challenges Southern Baptist missionaries to study mission methods and philosophy more thoroughly.
    • A functional and effective sense of mission in a pluralistic context may depend upon it, and the implicit Constantinian missiology of open communion has yet to offer an adequate account of the relationship between world and church.

Derivatives

missiological

Pronunciation: /ˌmisēəˈläjikəl/
adjective
More example sentences
  • And so the Catechism makes that profound missiological affirmation.
  • Interestingly, both approaches seem to have gained in publicity and importance in the months after Convention, likely because each is suggestive, in its own way, of a missiological way forward.
  • Yet if the crisis is indeed missiological at root, there is hope for renewal, just insofar as the Episcopal Church moves toward becoming a more faithful mission companion.

Origin

1930s: formed irregularly from mission + -logy.

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