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World Christianities: Africa and Asia

This module will give students an insight into Christianity away from its European centres on the peripheries in Africa and Asia. It will look at traditional ‘indigenous’ Christianities dating back to the third century: Coptic Christianity in North Africa and the Syrian Orthodox, Syro-Malabar, the Syro-Malankara and other rites in India. There will be an examination of both the 16th and 19th century missionary movements and finally a look at more recent developments in Africa Initiated Christianity and the wider Pentecostal development on both continents. The course will look at some of the theological and pastoral issues emerging: healing, deliverance and faith gospel, the place of Christ in salvation, subaltern theologies, and the importance of inter-religious dialogue.

How to apply

Applications can be made in person on Thursday 15th December 2016, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the Department of Religions and Theology, Room 5010, Level 5 of the Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2 or by post before 20th December 2016.


€150 for the module. For security reasons payment should be by cheque/draft/postal money order only, made payable to Trinity College Dublin no. 1 account. A concession rate is available to second and third level students, unemployed persons and those in receipt of a social welfare pension.


Teaching commences during the week beginning 16th January 2017. Please note this is a day-time course.


The course runs for a total of twelve weeks, with no lectures in week 7.

Further Information

Contact: Jane Welch, Executive Officer, Department of Religions and Theology, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. T: 01 896 1297, E: