Indigenization, immigration, and the cultural transformation of Japanese Christianity
(Theology, School of Asian Studies)
12 March 2013
Venue: Room 501 (Pat Hanan Room), Arts 2 (Building 207)
Host: Professor Mark R. Mullins
The decline of the old ‘centres’ of Christendom and the more recent growth and vitality of Christian communities in many post-colonial contexts indicate that the established approach and orientation to Japanese Christianity are no longer adequate. This presentation will consider the cultural reshaping of Japanese Christianity in relation to several key global developments, including the emergence of post-denominational indigenous movements, the impact of new missionary movements from former colonial domains (South Korea and the Philippines, for example), and the transformation of religious institutions—particularly the Roman Catholic Church—as a result of international migration and the unanticipated influx of foreign workers over the past two decades.
Seminar followed at 5pm by a reception of welcome for Professor Mullins.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5th for catering purposes.
This is a join seminar with the School of Asian Studies and the School of Theology.