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.