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Columbia Professor Invited to Teach Course for Bolivian Pastors,Teachers, and Missionaries


Decatur, GA.—Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi, associate professor of world Christianity at Columbia Theological Seminary, has been invited to teach a course this summer in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The course is being offered by Carey Theological College, a ministry of the Baptist Union of Western Canada. According to Dr. Cardoza-Orlandi, an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the course will focus on the intersections of religion and culture. “I designed the course to help ministers address questions of gospel and culture, especially in urban and multicultural environments.” Students in the course are Bolivian pastors, teachers, and missionaries working in and around Cochabamba. Dr. Cardoza-Orlandi’s teaching and research interests include historical, religious, and missiological interpretations of the encounter of religions, the globalization of Christianity; and themes, theories, and theology in the study of religion. Much of his work focuses on the Third World, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean. Last year he was selected by the Association of Theological Schools to receive a Lilly Theological Scholars Grant for “The Global Christianity Project: Movement, Growth, and Vitality of the Christian Religion.” The Global Christianity Project is a research/audio visual project that examines the demographic transformations of the Christian religion on the basis of their historical, regional and theological developments. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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