Postgraduate Course: Christianity in Asia, 1700 to the Present (WRCH11019)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 21,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Essay of 4,000 words (100%).
Students will also submit as an item of formative assessment a main blog of 1,000 words on a primary text.
|No Exam Information
| On completion of this course students should:
1) have a secure grasp of the main trends shaping the varied history of the churches in Asian contexts;
2) develop a sensitivity to the complex issues of identity often faced by Christians in Asia;
3) gain a deeper appreciation of the ambiguities of the relationship between 'religion' and 'culture';
4) be able to engage constructively and critically with contemporary Asian theologies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Asia, Christianity, imperialism, nationalism, ecumenism, religious dialogue, indigenisation, context
|Course organiser||Prof Brian Stanley
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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