Kristopher Seaman - Mission, Liturgy, and World in Relationality: Towards a Decentred Liturgical Theology of Mission.
I explore how liturgical theologies of mission unnecessarily limit the potential for mission outside of the church gathered for liturgy. Where my thesis seeks to go further than existing liturgical theologies of mission is to de-centre liturgy as a complete or normative site of mission. This is not to suggest that liturgy is unnecessary or that mission does not occur within liturgical ritual, but rather to suggest that mission is central to the activity of disciples living in the world, and liturgy supports that mission. Kristopher W. Seaman, DMin, PhD is currently lecturing in theology at Saint Xavier University, Chicago. Whilst serving on the editorial committee for the American Society of Missiology Series, he will be teaching a course in mission theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago this summer.