Global Arts and World Religions

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Today’s pluralistic world is fraught with misunderstanding and conflict, sometimes violent. World religions are often perceived to lie at the root of these problems. How can we learn to understand people from differing faiths and interact sensitively with them on an everyday basis? How might the global arts help us do this? Many world religions engage art, symbol, and ritual—with multisensory constellations of practices that draw on music and dance, architecture, artifacts, color, and images. Such practices impact their adherents both consciously and unconsciously, profoundly shaping religious peoples’ beliefs and lived realities.

The Global Arts and World Religions emphasis offers you opportunities to investigate world religions as they are practiced, reflect on perceptions toward one another, and develop hands-on tools for engagement with peoples of differing faiths via the arts. Cultural and religious studies challenge you to think missiologically and theologically and learn practical ways to minister within local, regional, and global contexts. Courses address such topics as interreligious relations, sustainable peacebuilding, interfaith dialogue, witness, and worship through cultural arts, symbols, and rituals—helping you learn to foster understanding and communication between religious peoples in a world crying out for peace and justice.

Featured Faculty

Emphasis Faculty

Roberta King

Todd Johnson

Evelyne Reisacher

Sooi Ling Tan*

*affiliate or adjunct faculty

Curriculum Requirements

To earn an emphasis in Global Arts and World Religions, students must fulfill the emphasis requirements (20 units) listed below:

Required Courses (16 units):

IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer

MR578 Music, Peacebuilding, and Interfaith Dialogue

MR547 Art, Symbol, and World Religions

ME525 Worship in World Religions

Choose One (4 units):

ME506 Communicating the Gospel Cross-Culturally

ME513 Global Christian Worship and Witness

ME515 Storytelling and Song in Context

ME518 Exegeting Music Cultures

Scheduled Courses

Required Courses (16 Units):

IS501, MR578, MR547, ME525

The following scheduled courses fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Jensen, L Summer 2015

Pasadena;

Orange County (Irvine) - LIVE!

IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Yee, R M Summer 2015 Arizona (Phoenix)
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Eldridge, M D Summer 2015 Bay Area (Menlo Park)
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Bangs, J C Summer 2015 Fuller Online
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Howard, E B Summer 2015 Fuller Online
MR578 Music, Peacebuilding, and Interfaith Dialouge King, R R Fall 2015

Pasadena;

Bay Area (Menlo Park) - LIVE!

IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Bangs, J C Fall 2015 Fuller Online
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Burton, B D Fall 2015 Fuller Online
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Howard, E B Fall 2015 Fuller Online
IS501 Practice of Worship and Prayer Faculty Fall 2015 Fuller Online

Choose One (4 Units):

ME506, ME513, ME515, ME518

The following scheduled courses fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
ME506 Communicating the Gospel Cross-Culturally Tan S Summer 2015 Fuller Online

Emphasis courses are scheduled on a rotation and may not be available every quarter. For descriptions of courses that fulfill this emphasis, please visit the Academic Catalog.

For information on your current emphasis track, contact your academic advisor.

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