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missiology

[mis-ee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌmɪs iˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun, Christianity.
1.
the theological study of the mission of the church, especially the character and purpose of missionary work.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; missi(on) + -o- + -logy
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missiology

/ˌmɪsɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
(Christian theol) the study of the missionary function of the Christian Church
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Contemporary definitions for missiology
noun

the study of religious missions and missionaries

Word Origin

missio(n) + -logy

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