Course Description

Despite living in multi-religious societies, many Asian Christians only have a superficial understanding of the religious beliefs of their neighbours and the role of religion in their lives. Thus, Christian engagement with their religious neighbours tends to be either non-existent on one hand, or heavy handed and aggressive on the other. “No task in missiology is more controversial and crucial than encountering world religions” (Gerhad Anderson).

This course is an introduction to Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism as well as missiological reflections of religions, and engaging with them in Asian contexts. Parts of this course will be carried out as seminars, where students will research and present, and the class meets for discussion.

  • Location

    Online via Zoom

  • Dates

    Jul: 21, 28
    Aug: 4, 11, 25
    Sep: 8, 15, 22, 29
    Oct: 6

  • Time



Dr Kwa Kiem Kiok

Lecturer in Missiology and Inter-Disciplinary Studies

Kiem Kiok is our Lecturer in Missiology and Inter-disciplinary Studies. In her previous role as Lecturer and Registrar at East Asia School of Theology, she taught a variety of courses in inter-cultural studies. She has published on a diverse range of subjects including a contextual commentary on Matthew (ATA, 2017). She also contributed to the Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (Zondervan, 2011), as well as on religious harmony in Faith in an Age of Terror (BGST, 2018). She is married to a Methodist pastor and together they enjoy serving others through hospitality over meals.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Digital Theological Library

    • BGST Overdrive

    • BGST Library - VLIB

    • General Formatting for all Assignments

  • 2

    Assignment Submission

    • Research

    • Summary of interview