Charles Farhadian, Ph.D.

Professor of World Religions and Christian Mission
(805) 565-7094

Office Location

Porter Center 10

Office Available

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

And by appointment


Christian missiology, world religions, religion and globalization


Dr. Farhadian graduated from Seattle Pacific University, earned a Master of Divinity at Yale University, and completed a PhD from Boston University. He studies the relationship between religions and cultures, particularly Christianity in non-Western contexts, world Christianity, comparative missiology, and religion and globalization. He has investigated themes of worship, social history, and nation-making during fieldwork in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. His books include: Introducing World Religions: A Christian Engagement, Christianity, Islam, and Nationalism in Indonesia (Baker Academic), Christian Worship Worldwide: Expanding Horizons, Deepening Practices (Eerdmans), The Testimony Project: Papua, Introducing World Christianity, Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion (Oxford University Press), and Handbook of Popular Spiritual Movements in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia (Trinity Theological College).