Wednesday, April 3
Hope College History Department Colloquium Series
4:00 pm: Maas Conference Room
Gloria Tseng, Associate Professor of History, Hope College
Visions of the Authentic Christian Life: Indigenous Preaching in Republican China
Even though the Protestant missionary enterprise had built an impressive edifice of churches, schools, and hospitals in China by the turn of the twentieth century, it was not a self-evident conclusion at the time that Christianity would take root in this ancient civilization. In the first three decades of the twentieth century, political events in China and national mood swings provided as much cause for concern as for optimism regarding the future of the Chinese church.
Co-sponsored with Department of Religion, Hope College
Information for Candidates
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Seeking Professors for Summer School
Beijing, July 1- August 2, 2013
ERRC Summer Teaching Program
12 hours classroom teaching per week
Compensation: Approximately $6000 total for 5 weeks.
Round trip airfare reimbursement and free housing (on or near campus) provided.
Wednesday and Thursday, November 14-15, 2012
7:30 p.m., Seminary Auditorium
Calvin Theological Seminary
3233 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Lamin Sanneh, is D. Willis James Professor of Missions & World Christianity at Yale University. His latest books include:
Whose Religion is Christianity?: The Gospel Beyond the West (Eerdmans, 2003), The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World (Oxford U, 2005) and Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African (Eerdmans, 2012). Read more.
Faith and Citizenship with Reference to Africa: A Comparative Inquiry
Sanneh will reflect on the issues and challenges facing Christians in societies of significant Christian growth but with a scanty tradition of thinking about how faith and citizenship impinge on issues of democracy in a pluralist society. He will compare Christian and Islamic ideas, indicating the overlaps and divergences as a way of sharpening the issues younger churches are facing in Africa and elsewhere.
These lectures are free and open to public. Please join us in the Calvin Theological Seminary Auditorium.
The Stob Lectures are sponsored annually by Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary in honor of Dr. Henry J. Stob. Their subject matter is related to the fields of ethics, apologetics, and philosophical theology. The Stob Lectures are funded by the Henry J. Stob Endowment and are administered by a committee including the presidents of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.
DACB News Link
For Friends of the Dictionary of African Christian Biography
The DACB is an international undertaking aimed at producing an electronic database containing the essential biographical facts of African Christian leaders, evangelists, and lay workers chiefly responsible for laying the foundations and advancing the growth of Christian communities in Africa. An international team of scholars and church leaders—primarily of African citizenship—is facilitating the project. Contributors are drawn from academic, church, and mission communities in Africa and elsewhere.
The Role of the American Board in the World: Bicentennial Reflections on the Organization's Missionary Work, 1810–2010
Edited by Clifford Putney, Paul T. Burlin
The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) was the country's first creator of overseas Christian missions. Founded in 1810 and supported by a coalition of Calvinist denominations, the ABCFM established the first American missions in India, China, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and many other places. It was America's largest missionary organization in the nineteenth century, and its influence was immense. Its missionaries established the first Western schools and hospitals in many parts of the world, and they successfully promoted women's rights and other ideals from the Enlightenment. More info.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of South Asian Christianity
Dr. Roger E. Hedlund
This encyclopedia documents the historic presence and contributions of Christianity in India and its neighbouring South Asian countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives). In addition, the volume includes entries on Afghanistan and Myanmar and on the global South Asian diaspora. Further reading.