mis·​si·​ol·​o·​gy ˌmi-sē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce missiology (audio)
: the study of the church's mission especially with respect to missionary activity

Word History


mission + -logy

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of missiology was in 1924

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“Missiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/missiology. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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