Undergraduate Course: Christian Encounters in Asia, 1700 to the Present (ECHS10019)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course surveys the varied fortunes of Christianity in Asia since 1700, paying particular attention to India and China. Issues of western imperialism, the impact of nationalism, ecumenical initiatives, the significance of the majority religious environment, and the development of indigenous Asian theologies will be central.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||It is recommended visiting students have taken a survey course in History of Christianity in another institution.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On completion of this course students should:
1) acquire a broad familiarity with the main trends shaping the varied history of the churches in Asian contexts;
2) develop an understanding of the complex issues of identity often faced by Christians in Asia;
3) gain an appreciation of the ambiguities of the relationship between 'religion' and 'culture';
4) be able to interpret and critique contemporary Asian theologies;
5) demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
6) demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Asia, Christianity, imperialism, nationalism, ecumenism, religious dialogue, indigenisation, context
|Course organiser||Prof Brian Stanley
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900