5316 – Contextualization Issues Among Muslim Peoples
(Spring) (3 graduate credits)
This course examines what it means for Christian ministry to be culturally sensitive within Islamic settings. The underlying assumptions, history, challenges, limitations, successes and failures of such activities are noted. Special attention is given to the almost universal presence of folk religion among Muslims, the nature of its expressions and the special challenges they present to culturally relevant ministry. Appropriate guidelines for effective service are explored.