Students will examine the influences of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous cultures on the history of Christianity in Malaysia. The students will visit churches and have the opportunity to interview Christians in Malaysia, which in turn will help them make comparisons to the history of Christianity in other cultures, including, especially, their own.

Course requirements

Students will be prepared for our time in Malaysia by lectures and readings on Malaysian history and culture and on an introduction to the history of Christianity in Malaysia . While in Malaysia students will receive lectures by seminary faculty at two seminaries, visit churches and other religious sites and do primary research on assigned topics. Students will have a number of opportunities to get to know Malaysians of a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds.