• Accademic Unit
    Facoltà di Missiologia
  • Course
    Certificate Program , Licenza in Scienze Sociali con specializz. in Dottrina sociale della Chiesa ed Etica pubblica

Scope: This seminar blends theory and practice as it traces the origin and the activities of the Church’s communication within her missionary impetus.
The practice of communication and the study of the Church’s mission, flow from one point of departure, that is, the great command and commission of Jesus Christ. This seminar, therefore, places itself on a solid
theological foundation of the Fathers and the documents of the Church, balances theories with practice of modern communication.
Content: The Church cannot but communicate, because communication is at the heart of all her missionary activities. Various models of Church
communication will be examined in the context of ecumenism, interreligious dialogue, inculturation, preaching, catechism, and other forms of communication
intra and extra. This will be supported by the examination of documents, such as Ad Gentes, Nostra Aetatis, Communio et Progressio, Aetatis Nuovae etc. The seminar then moves on from theoretical exploration
to examine how in practical ways the traditional and digital media could enhance the mission of the Church in her announcement of the Good News.
Method: Since it is a seminar, students will read documents and articles assigned to them and present them in the class to stimulate scholarly interaction among students. Using Powerpoint and other means of communication
will be highly recommended for the class-room presentations. Students will actively engage themselves in reading the articles assigned and write short summaries every week.
Evaluation: The class presentations, the weekly summaries and the active participation of students will be considered for the final examination.


  • Semestre: 2° Semestre
  • ECTS: 3



Lesson schedule

Lessons schedule not available


  • Vatican II decree on communication Inter Mirifica; Documents of the Pontifical Commission for Communication Communio et
    Progressio (1971), Aetatis Novae (1991); E.J. EILERS. 1993, Church and Social Communication: Basic documents. Logos Publications, Manila 1993.
    J.A. BARREDA, Missiologia: studio introduttivo, Cinisello Balsamo, Milano. D.J BOSCH. 1991, Transforming Mission. Orbis Books, Maryknoll. S.
    KAROTEMPREL, (ed.) 1995, Following Christ in Mission: A Fundamental Course in Missiology, Bombay.

Lecture notes

This course does not have handouts


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