Introduction to World Christianity: Exploring the Mission of God and God's People
What in the world is God doing today? The recent re-emergence of Christianity as a truly global religion, the unprecedented shifts in the heartlands of the gospel from the North Atlantic to the Global South, and the reversal of traditional missions “from the West to the rest” call for a reinterpretation of Christian history, theology, and mission. This course explores aspects of world Christianity as the outworking of the mission of God revealed in Scripture and accomplished by the Holy Spirit through the mission of God’s people. We will also examine the serial nature of Christian expansion and its theological and missiological implications, with particular focus on the current status of Christianity in various geographical regions today.
Live Online and Recorded: This course is being offered online with live class sessions in Winter 2021. Recordings of each class will be made available on the course Moodle site for 48 hours after the class. If you are not able to attend the live sessions due to living in a distant time zone, you may appeal to the Senior Academic Administrator for permission to take the course by using the recordings.
On Campus: A limited number of seats are available for on-campus participation in this course. If you wish to attend class on campus, you must register by November 29 and indicate your preference for on-campus instruction.