This course explores the tangled history of Christianity and race in America. It examines how empire-building, migration, slavery, abolition, racialization, and other features of European expansion impacted the development of Christianity in North America. We will pay special attention to Native American and African-American voices in the Atlantic world as well as Asian and Asian-American perspectives in the Pacific world to study the multicultural dimensions of American Christianity. Along the way, participants will learn how historical inquiry can shape Christian witness that aspires toward the common good.
Eight Weeks Online (March 2 – May 8, 2020): The core portion of the course is delivered online through flexible distance learning technology. Students can participate online from all over North America or anywhere in the world. NHS has over seven years of experience in quality online education.
Optional Immersion in South Korea (March 25-31, 2020): In an effort to de-center the prevailing influence of European theology in our learning experience, we will travel together to Asia to learn about Christianity as a world religion with a wide variety of cultural expressions. Click on “Optional Immersion” tab below for more info.
Open Courses like this one are made available to our current students, alumni, and friends of Newbigin House of Studies. Focusing particularly on topics of pertinent interest for those in ministry, these courses are designed to provide personal enrichment as well as continuing education opportunities for a wide variety of participants.