Fall 2008 not offered
Christianity is now the religion of 1.6 billion people, stronger in southern countries than in its long-time homeland of Europe. This course investigates the ways Christianity shaped, and was shaped by, contact with different world cultures and the ways the globalization of Christianity interacted with other global phenomena like imperialism, nationalism, and modernization. The focus will be on Catholicism and Protestantism in Asia and Africa, but students interested in other branches of Christianity, or other areas of the world, will be encouraged to write papers on the area of their interest.
The course emphasizes expository writing. The instructor, and probably a teaching assistant, will work with students who desire help as they shape their arguments and write their first drafts.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI)(SISP-Hist Conc)
James Axtell, THE INVASION WITHIN
Adrian Hastings, A WORLD HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY
Richard Elphick and Rodney Davenport: CHRISTIANITY IN SOUTH AFRICA
Paul Gifford, AFRICAN CHRISTIANITY: ITS PUBLIC ROLE
Jacques Gernet, CHINA AND THE CHRISTIAN IMPACT
David Martin: TONGUES OF FIRE: THE EXPLOSION OF PENTECOSTALISM IN LATIN AMERICA
Lamin Sanneh, TRANSLATING THE MESSAGE
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three papers of varying lengths; take-home examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular class participation. No late papers; no incompletes.