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Michael B. Amoruso (Section 01)
In 1910, about two-thirds of the world’s Christian population lived in Europe. Over the next century, Christianity’s population centers shifted southward and westward. Whereas Europe is home to about a quarter of all Christians, two-thirds live in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Understanding contemporary Christianity, then, requires a global perspective. In this course, we will draw from the work of historians, anthropologists, and sociologists, to study global Christianity from the turn of the twentieth century to today. With a focus on the Americas and Africa, we will examine continuity and change in the Christian tradition through topics including popular Catholicism in Latin America, the growth of Pentecostalism, and the rise of the religious right in the United States.
Fall semester. Visiting Assistant Professor Amoruso.