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Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: Member of Honors College.
Requirement Designation:
International Requirement
Course Attribute:
Honors Course
This upper division seminar focuses on the history of Christianity (outside of the United States) after 1960. During the past half century, a seismic shift has taken place global religion. Christianity has lost importance in Europe while becoming more prominent in the Southern Hemisphere. This course examines the secularizing trajectory of Western Europe and the concurrent rise of indigenous, "new," evangelical, and pentecostal churches in Latin America, Asian, and Africa. Mass media, international transportation, liberal capitalism, and shifting populations have enabled Christianity in much of the world. Since its inception missionary activities have made Christianity a "transnational" religion and describing its current condition is the focus of this seminar.