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World Christianities Essay PrizeWorld Christianities Essay Prize

Submissions are now open for the new World Christianities Essay Prize

The Journal of Ecclesiastical History is pleased to announce a new World Christianities Essay Prize of £500, funded in part by a generous donation from the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide. The prize will be awarded each year to the author of an original research article on any subject relating to the history of Christianity outside Europe and North America since the year 700. Contributions are welcome from any historical subdiscipline and with any chronological or geographical focus within those parameters. Contributions will be assessed anonymously and are open to any author regardless of seniority or background. Entries from junior scholars are warmly encouraged.

The judges will be seeking to award the prize to an essay which displays rigorous and groundbreaking research, effectively communicated, and of significance to the wider discipline. The winning submission will be published as an article in the January 2018 number of the Journal, and the authors of other high-quality submissions may also be invited to publish in the Journal. The judges reserve the right not to make an award in the event that no submission meets the required standard.

Submissions should be prepared in accordance with the journal’s style guide and should not exceed 8,000 words, including notes.
The closing date for submissions is 31 March 2017, and the outcome of the competition will be announced in September 2017. Submissions should be sent as email attachments, with ‘World Christianities Prize’ in the subject line, to Mrs Mandy Barker at jeh@robinson.cam.ac.uk

Exemplary articles on World Christianities published in the journal to date are available to download.

 

 

 

Pope Francis shaping a College of Cardinals that is less European

New Study from PewResearch Center

Unless his reign is short, a Roman Catholic pontiff will appoint most of the men who choose his successor. But Pope Francis’ additions to the College of Cardinals since his election in 2013 also have served another purpose – tilting the leadership structure of the Roman Catholic Church away from its historic European base and toward the global south.Cardinals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IAPCHE re-opens search for new Executive Director

IAPCHE is seeking to fill the position of partner organizationExecutive Director. A global association of individual scholars and institutions, IAPCHE fosters the development of integral Christian higher education through networking and related academic activity. Its featured activities are faculty and leadership development workshops, conferences and publications.

 

 

 

 

 

The Journal of African Christian Biography is a publication of the Dictionary of African Christian Biography,Journal appearing in monthly fascicles which are then assembled in a cumulative issue at the end of the year. Its purpose is to showcase, interpret, and make more readily accessible biographical and historical resources in the field of African Christianity. These resources are intended for use in the classroom and in the church to foster a deeper understanding of the history of African Christianity at a local, regional, national, and continental level. The JACB will thus provide tools to undergird the development of contextual African theologies. 

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Notre Dame funding

New Funding Opportunity: Global Religion Research Initiative

The Center for the Study of Religion and Society in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI), directed by Christian Smith and funded by the Templeton Religion Trust of Nassau, Bahamas.

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Enlarging the Kingdom: African Pentecostals in Italy

Enlarging the Kingdom explores the encounter, interactions, and conflicts between Catholicism and African Pentecostalism. The film offers a unique insight into the contemporary features of African Pentecostalism, its challenges and potentials as one of the most vibrant expression of Global Christianity and as one of the most creative and resilient religious subject in the Italian Catholic society. Watch the film here.

New Publication

Our Global Families

Todd M. Johnson and
Cindy M. Wu

ISBN: 978-0-8010-4957-6

Learn more about Our Global Families.


Yale University Library Catalog for World Christianity

Go to http://orbis.library.yale.edu to search the catalog. Yale Divinity Library uses the phrase “World Christianity” to designate books related to missions and world Christianity, so simple keyword searches will identify the books easily.