Why Choose the Missions and Anthropology Department at Eastern?
Eastern Universityâ€™s 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.Â They also have extensive cross-cultural experience with Native American Indians, Philippinos, Palestinians, and (Asian) Indians. The personal interest they take in students allows for optimal interaction and experience for students.
Students engage in Christian Anthropology alongside the faculty as both are actively trying to understand people and cultures as more than simply species and elements, but as Godâ€™s creation. This important distinction uniquely embodies the Missions and Anthropology Department at Eastern University. This allows students to discover the relationship between Christ and cultures.
What the Missions and Anthropology Department Offers
Missions and Anthropology Department Mission Statement
TheÂ degree offered by Eastern University's Missions and Anthropology Department prepares students to become effective servants of Christâ€™s Kingdom in cross-cultural settings by providing students with the principles and practices emerging from two disciplines, missiology and anthropology. We guide and encourage them to apply these practices to a single purpose, cross-cultural Christian ministry.
Instruction in anthropology provides the ethnographic skills and understanding that are necessary for appreciating, analyzing, adapting to, and introducing appropriate change to, cultures.Â Education and 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 dialog between Christ and cultures.