Local Professor Prepares to Teach Religion in China

POSTED BY: News Department
Tuesday, June 26, 2001 - 12:47 PM
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It’s been 50 years since the Chinese government has allowed foreign missionaries into the country to teach religion. But now, the Christian religion in China is growing so rapidly that the country is looking for instructors to teach future pastors of the Chinese church. Dr. Carolyn Higginbotham, an associate professor of religion at Muskingum College is going to be one of those instructors. She just received a VISA from thew country to teach at a seminary in Nanjing for one year. Higginbotham will be teaching elementary Hebrew and introduction to the Old Testament. As she begins her journey in August, she will be following in the steps of her relatives, as her grandparents also were missionaries in Nanjing in the early 1900s. Higginbotham doesn’t speak Chinese, but said she will be working on the basics before she goes, however, she will have a translator. Her husband, James, also a Muskingum Religion Professor, is going with her on an English Teacher’s visa.

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