Doyle Seminar Fall 2012 Report: Jesus Christ in a Pluralistic Age

March 20, 2013

Taught by Leo Lefebure and one of four fall 2012 Doyle Seminars, this course explored understandings of Jesus Christ in African and Asian cultures and in relation to a variety of religious traditions. The course examined the place of Jesus in dialogues of Christians with Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Taoists, and Buddhists. It also explored the development of recent interpretations of Jesus in relation to the cultures of Africa and Asia. This report features excerpts and abstracts from rigorous, in-depth student research conducted as part of the seminar that address Christianity in its relationships to Santeria, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shinto, and Chinese communism.

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