RELS231 Special Topic: World Christianity
Note: This information is for 2013, and may have been updated since the Guide to Enrolment was printed.
|Title||Special Topic: World Christianity|
|Teaching Period(s)||First semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZ$)||749.70|
|International Tuition Fees (NZ$)||3,150.00|
Note: Some RELS papers are also available as RELX papers through the Distance Learning Programme.
Prerequisite: 36 points
Schedule C: Arts and Music, Theology
The global expansion of Christianity, particularly in Asia and Africa, in the modern period, and the consequences for the practice of Christianity.
The first section of the paper will provide a historical overview of the expansion of Christianity outside of Europe since the establishment of the modern missionary movement in the 16th century. Particular attention will be paid to developments in Asia and, from the 19th century, in Africa although some consideration will also be given to developments in other regions (South America, Australasia, Oceania).
The second part of the paper will consider a number of themes in the development of Christian practice in comparative perspective, including: Bible translation and the naming of God, enculturation 'from above' and 'from below', Christianity and colonialism, Pentecostalism.
Essay outline (500 words) - 5%
Essay (2500 words) - 35%
Final exam (3 hours) - 60%
|Lecture||Wed, Fri : 10:00-10:50|