ID/ME245Asian Theology

ID/ME245 : Asian Theology (1.5 Credit)
Academic Year : 2022
About this course

Christianity has been in Asia for at least 200 years, and Asians have been theologising – reflecting theologically – through the issues of the context. That task continues as Christians today also consider critically the issues such as ancestor veneration, materialism, inequalities, among others and present the church’s views on them. Secondly, we should communicate the truths of the gospel sin, salvation, and redemption in ways which resonate within the Asian context.

This course will critically explore some theologies as expressed by Asian Christians and determine their value and place in the Asian context today. Students will also learn to develop frameworks that will guide them in the task of understanding the Asian context so as to begin theologising in ways that are suitable, relevant and meaningful. Students should then be able to lead others into developing theologies which will be biblically grounded, historically connected and contextually relevant.

Lecturer : Kwa Kiem Kiok
REGISTRAR, DIRECTOR (ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS) LECTURER IN MISSIOLOGY AND INTER-DISCIPLINARY STUDIES. Kiem Kiok brings her legal, theological training, and work experience from the marketplace, church, and para-church into this role. In her previous role as Lecturer and Registrar at East Asia School of Theology, she taught a variety of courses in inter-cultural studies. She has published on a diverse range of subjects including a contextual commentary on Matthew (ATA, 2017). She also contributed to the Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (Zondervan, 2011), and on religious harmony in Faith in an Age of Terror (BGST, 2018). She is married to a Methodist pastor and together they enjoy serving others through hospitality over meals.
Venue: To be Advised , To be Advised
Course Timing:

Dates (2022)
Jan 27           
Feb 17, 24
Mar 10, 24
Apr 28

7:15pm – 10:00pm
**in lieu of ID201 Anthropology

Closing Date for Registration:  Jan 24 2022
A late payment fee of ten dollars ($10) will now be charged for late registration.

(NB. BGST reserves the right not to accept any registration after this date)

Subscription to BGST Access Membership (BAM) Advanced is compulsory for credit students. Access to good library resources (like DTL) is critical for postgraduate academic research.

Course Type: Live (1.5 Credits)
Semester: S2
Credits: 1.5 Credit
Max class size: 30

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