Charles Farhadian

Charles Farhadian

Professor of World Religions and
Christian Mission

Phone: (805) 565-7094
Email: farhad@westmont.edu
Office Location: Porter Center 10

Office Hours
Mondays & Wednesdays - 8:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Specialization
Christian Mission, World Religions

Charles Farhadian is associate 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 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), and co-editor with Lewis Rambo Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion (Oxford). Currently, he is finishing World Religions for Christians (Baker Academic), and co-editing Ring of Fire: Popular Christian Movements in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. He studied at Seattle Pacific University (BA), Yale University (MDiv), and Boston University (PhD).