Why Choose the Missions and Anthropology Department at Eastern?
Eastern University‚Äôs Missions and Anthropology Department offers a unique application of missiology and anthropology that gives a holistic education to students. Caring and dedicated professors have Ph.D. degrees in archeology, anthropology and missiology.¬† They also have extensive cross-cultural experience with Native American Indians, Filipinos, Palestinians, and (Asian) Indians. The personal interest that faculty take in students allows for an interactive and optimal educational experience, preparing students for a wide variety of careers in cross-cultural service and/or mission.
What the Missions and Anthropology Department Offers
The purpose of the Major in Missions and Anthropology is to prepare students to become effective servants of Christ‚Äôs Kingdom in cross-cultural settings.¬† Training in anthropology provides the ethnographic skills and understanding that are necessary for appreciating, analyzing, adapting to, and introducing appropriate change to cultures.¬† Training in missiology clarifies the purpose of the Gospel of Jesus and the mission of God, delineates the nature of our participation in that mission, and provides a Christian perspective on the larger theological and historical context of our time and place.¬† The integration of the two disciplines, missiology and anthropology, creates a unique degree that emphasizes the synergy emerging from dialogue between Christ and cultures.¬† This degree provides students with the principles and practices emerging from two disciplines, missiology and anthropology, and applies them to a single purpose, cross-cultural Christian ministry.