Essay: Christian History of a Global South Country Assignment Instructions

Overview

One of the fascinating features of studying Global Christianity is learning about the many ways that Christianity was introduced and grew in each country.   This class has covered Christianity in Europe and the USA in detail.  Examining the introduction of Christianity to countries outside what is known as the Global North or Minority World will help to foster an appreciation for both the flexibility of Christianity as it enters different cultures as well as the steadfastness of the central message of Christianity.

Instructions

Your task in this assignment is to write a brief overview of the history of Christianity in a country of your choice from the West Indies, Central America, South America, Africa, or Asia.  (Be sure to write on a country and not on a region or continent.). The first half (roughly half) will focus on how Christianity was introduced and developed in that country up to the present.  The second half will discuss the state of Christianity in that country today. Here are some suggestions of current topics (but you are not limited to this list): Description of denominations, different types of missions, indigenous denominations/churches/missions, availability of Bible colleges/universities/seminaries, percentage of Christians vs other religions in the country, etc. Please note: If you have been on a mission trip to this country, please do write about your experience and explain the ministry you did there but limit it to 50–75 words.  

  1. Write a 500- to 750-word essay (using 12-point, Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins on all sides). Include the total word count at the end of the essay. Please note: Words in the cover sheet, footnotes, and bibliography are not counted.
  2. Use at least 2 scholarly sources. Your textbook can count. You may use scholarly websites but be careful to choose scholarly sources; do not use Wikipedia, blogs, or opinioned websites. If you are uncertain whether a source is scholarly, please ask your instructor.
  3. Include a cover sheet, use current Turabian reference style with either footnotes or in-text (parenthetical) notes, and place your bibliography as the last page.  

Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the SafeAssign plagiarism tool.

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