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.