Taught by: Dr. Hwa Yung
April 13-17, 2015
Asian Theological Seminary
54 Scout Madrinan St.
Quezon City, Philippines
Open for credit or audit to all students enrolled
in AGST member seminaries.
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This course provides a brief history of the growth of Christianity in Asia over the past 20 centuries, focusing especially on the growth of the church in the last century. Factors which have enhanced or hindered growth as well as the contributions of some key figures in modern Asian church history will be analyzed. We will then examine some of the issues and challenges facing the Asian church today and study theological reflections and writings that respond to these. Along the way we will draw relevant lessons wherever possible for ministry and mission in the Asia today.
Bishop Emeritus Hwa Yung was the Bishop of the Methodist Church in Malaysia from 2004-2012. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tasmania (Australia), a B.D. and an M.Th. from the University of London, and a doctorate in missiology from Asbury Theological Seminary (USA). Over the years he has served as a pastor, as a lecturer and Principal of the Malaysia Theological Seminary (STM), and as the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia, Trinity Theological College, Singapore. He is active in several ministries internationally, including the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies Council and the Lausanne Movement. His academic writings focus largely on mission and Asian Christianity.