HIST 384: Global History of Christianity

HIST 384-002: The Global History of Christianity
(Spring 2023)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Horizon Hall 3010

Section Information for Spring 2023

This course is organized around a comparative examination of the many forms global Christianity has taken over the past two thousand years. Chronologically, it begins with the ancient Jewish, Greek, and Roman contexts of early Christianity and continues through the present. Students will become familiar with many kinds of Christianity across the globe, including Asian, African, Latin American, European, and North American Christianities. In each geographic and chronological context, students will explore several themes, including the adaptation of Christianity to local cultures, the transmission and reception of Christianity, the translation and use of sacred texts, the experiences of a typical church service, and the relationship between Christianity and politics. Students will also consider Christianity as an element of global systems organized around missions, empire, migration, trade, and warfare.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Exlpores the history of Christianity around the world in the context of political and social structures as well as religious beliefs and practices. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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