Indian Christianity: History, Thought, Practice

College University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Instructor(s) Locklin, Reid B.
Course Code SMT6645HF
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in SMT3645HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This seminar explores the claim of diverse Christian traditions in South Asia to be religious traditions of South Asia, with special attention to these traditions' indigenisation and social interactions with majority Hindu traditions. Our study will begin with an overview of the historical development of Christianity in India from the first century CE to the present. In a second unit, we move to close readings of major theological articulations for and against an indigenous South Asian Christianity. Finally, our attention will tum to the concept of "ritual dialogue" in Christian practice and the ethnographic study of Christian communities in India. Most of our attention will be focused on Christian traditions in South India, but students are encouraged to choose topics related to Christianity in other parts of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and/or Bhutan for their research papers.

Crosslisted to (1) Historical
Schedule Thu
Start Time 10:00
End Time 13:00
Minimum Enrolment 0
Maximum Enrolment 5
Enrolment Notes

Max 5 (AD & BD)

Additional Notes

Offered jointly with existing seminars in (undergraduate) Christianity & Culture programme and (graduate) Department for the Study of Religion

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Currently Offered Fall 2014