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Chinese Worldview Seminar

June 28-July 5 | Oakland, CA

Either Audit on Zoom or Take for Denver Seminary Credit in Oakland

  • What is the moral foundation for the Chinese people?

  • What is the Chinese concept of God?

  • How is Chinese civilization different from the West?

  • Why did China accept Marxism?

  • Will China someday rule the world?

  • What is “good news” to the Chinese people?

If you would like to explore the answers to these questions, come and join us at the Chinese Worldview intensive seminar sponsored by the China Academic Consortium. The seminar will be held at the Home of Peace in Oakland, California. Denver Seminary offers credit for the course.

The main presenter is Dr. Kurt Selles. Dr. Selles received his Ph.D. in History of Christianity from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Kurt served as the director of the Global Center at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he also taught cross-cultural ministries. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, he directed the Calvin College Semester-in-China program and led many China field study trips. He served in Taiwan and China for 19 years total. He speaks fluent Mandarin. Currently, he directs Back to God Ministries International in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dr. Selles will be joined by several Chinese Christian scholars giving lectures on Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Marxism, folk religions, and Christianity. Our daily schedule will also include learning some basic Mandarin, traveling to Bay Area Chinese cultural sites of interest, and tasting different styles of Chinese cuisine.

For payment methods and information, please go to Please make sure to specify the fund is for "CWV2020."

Cost includes meals, field study transportation, and entrance fees.

  • 1. With lodging at the Home of Peace: $1000 (First-Come-First-Served).

  • 2. Without lodging: $475 (breakfast on your own).

Cost for auditing for lectures only through Zoom: $200.

For any questions or further information contact Rick Hess.