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 in which Christianity shaped, and was shaped by, contact with different world cultures and the ways that the globalization of Christianity interacted with other global phenomena like imperialism, nationalism, and modernization. After a brief look at the spread of Christianity in late European antiquity, the course will concentrate on three main subjects: nationalism, modernization and the birth of missions in the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter Reformation; evangelical Protestantism among white Americans and African-Americans; and Christian missions, imperialism, and the birth of African Christianity in Southern Africa. Students interested in Christianity in other parts of the world, or in other branches of Christianity, will be encouraged to write papers on the area of their interest.
Unless preregistered students attend the first class meeting or communicate directly with the instructor prior to the first class, they will be dropped from the class list. NOTE: Students must still submit a completed Drop/Add form to the Registrar's Office.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
Last Updated on MAR-18-2003
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