Christianity's Encounter with Other Religions and Cultures: The Case of East Asia


The modern encounter between Christianity and other religions and cultures occurred primarily in the context of a vigorous and sustained missionary movement launched in the West. The results of that encounter have been far more complex—more inspiring for some and less satisfying for others—than the simple reproduction of Christian bodies in the denominational image of Western churches. This course is a search for historical answers to those questions within the limits of modern East Asia but also with basic concerns that go beyond those boundaries, concerns that would be shared by those who contemplate the future of a globalized Christianity.
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring