HIST 524/WRLD 524

The Early Church in Africa and Asia

This course is also offered as WRLD 524

Course Description

Many studies of non-Western Christianity focus on the modern period, emphasizing the impact of Western missions and colonialism. But this approach neglects the rich traditions of African and Asian Christianity that were established long before the earliest Western colonial contact. Join us as we explore early history of the church in North and East Africa, the Middle East, and Central, East, and South Asia. Drawing on Christianity’s earliest African and Asian cultural contexts, consider crucial contemporary issues of theological contextualization, identity, and apologetics. Whether you're new to the study of Christian history or filling in important gaps, this course will give you a deeper and richer understanding of the Spirit's movement in the world.

Dates Jul 3–Jul 7
Days & Times Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Format Onsite/Online
Credit Hours 1–2
Audit Hours 1



Vince Bantu

Assistant Professor of Church History and Black Church Studies

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

What I love about Regent is that it’s a place for people who have questions about their ordinary lives. Not just academic theological questions, but questions about what it means to live the good life or be faithful. Not just a space for heady conversations but a place to wrestle with faith and a place where they can belong.” — Vivian Lee (MATS student)