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This course examines Christian history with attention to the socio-spiritual location of Indigenous peoples in the Missio Dei. Many versions of the Christian story have reduced that story to a self-narrative, treating it as through it were a history of our civilization. This approach too often reflected the motives of colonial advance, and merged the transmission of the gospel with a Euro-centric view of the world. Contemporary historiography challenges this approach and highlights the polycentricity of Christian histories. This unit addresses Christian history from the perspective of Indigenous peoples, and affirms the importance of local histories for growth in and witness to the gospel.
(NAIITS Indigenous studies unit – open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants)
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
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