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COURSE NUMBER: HIST 324
COURSE TITLE: World Christianity since 1500
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. William Van Arragon
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will explore the history of World Christianity since 1500, focussing on Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Among other subjects, we will analyze missionary movements and cross-cultural encounters in the Global South and the growth of charismatic and Pentecostal Christianities.

Same as THEO 360.

Prerequisites: HIST 204
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Allen Heaton Anderson, To the Ends of the Earth: Pentecostalism and the Transformation of World Christianity (2013)
  • Lamin Sanneh, Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity (2008)
  • Shusako Endo, Silence (1966)
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Response to Silence 20%
Comparative Review of Sanneh and Anderson (1500-2000 words) 25%
Course Project 25%
Attendance and Participation5%
Final Exam (take-home) 25%
100%
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • January 4—First day of class.
  • January 9-16—Topic: Approaching Global Christianity.
  • January 11—Discussion of Walls, “The Ephesian Moment” and “Culture and Conversion” (on Moodle)
  • January 16—Discussion of Bediako, “The Emergence of World Christianity” (on Moodle)
  • January 18-February 6—Topic: Missions and Missionaries.
  • January 25—I.S. Conference (no class).
  • February 6—Discussion of Endo, Silence.  [Response essay due in class.]
  • February 8-27—Topic: Christianity in the Americas.
  • February 19-23—Reading Week (no classes).
  • March 1-20—Topic: Christianity in Africa.
  • March 15—Discussion of Sanneh and Anderson.  [Review essay due in class.]
  • March 22-April 17—Topic: Christianity in Asia.
  • April 17—Last Class.  Final Projects due in class.


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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