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This Exploring Religious and Global Identity in Africa course at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will cover the growth of African intellectual culture, which emerged in the 1980s, and both evolved and developed the continent.
At the end of this Exploring Religious and Global Identity in Africa course at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to discuss information relating to the history of Christianity in Africa. Show an understanding of African world-views and be able to explain how these views clash with Christianity in Africa.
- Discuss current developments in African intellectual culture, especially as it relates to the ongoing discussion of African Christian theology and how it differs from the Western concept of theologising.
- Identify and describe these developments from a theological perspective with regards to African churches in the Netherlands.
- Compare and contrast such developments critically and constructively with their own religious experience.
- Understand the relevance of African Christianity and culture on a global scale and how mission and migration have become a new church planting strategy.
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- African Indigenous Theology; this module will highlight the development of indigenous theology in Africa, which was formed as a response to God in African indigenous religion. The content will focus on the primal African world-view, as well as the philosophical and theological methods employed by the African indigenous people.
- African Christian Theology; the content of this module will deal with the rise of African indigenous churches and the contextualisation project.
- African Pentecostalism. This last unit will focus on the transnationalism of Africanism. Both through the ‘Africanisation’ of Pentecostalism, and the migration of Africans. It will also explore the effect of global flows and Pentecostalism’s appropriation of global commodities.
This course will be of particular interest to Advanced Bachelor’s or Master’s students with a background in the humanities. An interest in discovering the connection between African Christianity and Globalisation is also important. Any student interested in Africans and their religious world-views, Christianity, and the rise of Pentecostalism outside of Africa will enjoy this course.
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- 10 days
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Dates session 1: 5 July – 16 July
Dates session 2: 19 July – 30 July
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Philosophy & Ethics Religious Studies & Theology View 5 other Short Courses in Philosophy & Ethics in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
- Transcript of records (a print screen of your most recent grades is sufficient and needs to include your name and the name of your University)
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International700 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 700 EUR for the full programme during 10 days.
EU/EEA700 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 700 EUR for the full programme during 10 days.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.