Professor of World Religions and
Phone: (805) 565-7094
Office Location: Porter Center 10
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Christian Mission, World Religions
Charles Farhadian is professor of world religions and Christian mission, with research interests on the relationship between religions and cultures, particularly Christianity in non-Western contexts, world Christianity, comparative missiology, and religion and globalization. His fieldwork is in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, where he has investigated themes of worship, social history, and nation making. Farhadian’s books include Introducing World Religions: A Christian Engagement (Baker Academic), Christianity, Islam, and Nationalism in Indonesia (Routledge), Christian Worship Worldwide: Expanding Horizons, Deepening Practices (Eerdmans), The Testimony Project: Papua (Deiyai, Papua), Introducing World Christianity (Wiley-Blackwell), co-editor with Lewis Rambo Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion (Oxford) and consulting editor, Handbook of Popular Spiritual Movements in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia (Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia, Trinity Theological Seminary, Singapore).
Farhadian studied at Seattle Pacific University (BA), Yale University (MDIV), and Boston University (PhD)