Religious Encounters in Colonial Contexts, Historical Approaches

7.5 credits

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During the colonial era varieties of Christianity were spread around the globe. In this course, you will explore the understanding of human nature and ways of interacting with the supernatural that Christian denominations disseminated. The course examines the diverse reactions to the missionary endeavours given by practitioners of indigenous religious traditions, including conversion, compromise and resistance. You will also be challenged to understand attempts to revitalize indigenous religions.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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