This course is an introductory overview of the history and theology of the Christian mission from its earliest beginnings to the present. It will include discussion on topics ranging from the vital questions raised by inter-religious dialogue, the ecumenical movement, and their relationship with modern approaches to missionary activity. It incorporates an emphasis of the analytical tools provided by cultural anthropology as an important aspect of the “inculturation of the faith.” In each of these ways, a sound general understanding of the present status of missionary activity and modern missionary approaches become a basis for future understandings of mission in the life of the Church. (Prerequisite: An introduction to theology)