Global Christianities: New Directions for the 21st Century

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Swift Lecture Hall (3rd floor)


In the beginning of the 21st century, Christianity is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. This event engages new directions in the academic study of global Christianities. Forging an interdisciplinary conversation, it features three leading scholars in theology, history and anthropology to reconsider approaches to the study of Christianity in the Middle East, South America, Africa, and Asia.  

Organized by Divinity School faculty Dwight N. Hopkins, Kevin HectorAngie Heo, and Karin Krause

Stephen Davis, Professor of Religious Studies and of History, Religious Studies Department, Yale University
Deirdre De La Cruz, Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies and Associate Professor, History, University of Michigan
Jehu J. Hanciles, D.W. and Ruth Brooks Associate Professor of World Christianity, Emory University Candler School of Theology

Persons with a disability who need an accommodation to attend this event, please call Sandra Peppers in advance: 773-702-8219.

9:00-9:30am: Registration and coffee
9:30am: Welcome remarks
9:45-10:45am: Stephen Davis
10:45am-11:00am: Break
11:00am-12:00pm: Jeju H. Hanciles
12:00-2:00pm: Lunch and informal conversation
2:00-3:00pm: Deirdre De La Cruz
3:00-3:15pm: Break
3:15-4:15pm: Divinity School student panel: Cameron Ferguson, Elsa MartyVinicius Marinho.
4:15-5:15pm: Reception, Swift Hall's Common Room (1st floor).