The History of Christianity in Asia

September 8, 2023 - December 8, 2023
Dates: Sep 8 - Dec 8, 2023 Days: Fri Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM Pacific Time Audit and Credit Hours: 3.00
Offered by Regent College
Tuition rates for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Winter 2024 will be: * $520 per credit hour registered for onsite * $385 per audit hour registered for onsite * * $540 per credit hour registered for online * $405 per audit hour registered for online
Christianity was born in Asia. But it never became the predominant religion of the continent as it did in Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Americas. Even so, diverse cultural groups across the Asian landmass encountered the gospel in the early, medieval, and modern periods of its cross-cultural transmission from Asian and European missions. These encounters resulted in the birth and spread of resilient minority Christian communities within the Persian, Indian, Chinese, and Mongolian empires which favoured other sophisticated text-based religious traditions. This survey course explores the origins, achievements, and challenges faced by Asian Christian communities from the first to the twentieth century.