This trip is a border-crossing immersion class for Andover Newton Theological School, part of a curriculum that trains Christian leaders and those in other religious communities for leadership in our pluralistic world. The brief course description follows below. You can learn more about Andover Newton at www.ants.edu.
Faith in a New China: Global Christianity in a Multifaith Setting
BCIM 645 W
Professor Mark Heim and Dr. Hiutung Chan
Dates January 7-17, 2011
This immersion class will involve travel in Hong Kong and the southern coast of mainland China. It is conducted in partnership with Tao Fong Shan, the Christian Study Centre in Hong Kong, which is a border crossings partner with Andover Newton. The class will focus on the Christian church in China: the reasons for its dramatic growth, the challenges of its life in a communist state, the variety in its internal life. It will focus secondarily on Buddhism in China and on the traditional religious elements of Chinese culture as reflected in traditional Chinese medicine. We will be based for part of the trip at Tao Fong Shan in Hong Kong and for part of the trip in the city of Guangzhou.
This class fulfills the Border-Crossing Immersion Integrative Catalyst. It can also be taken as a free elective.