Thanks to a generous gift from Tandean Rustandy (MBA ’07) the Divinity School has in recent years begun to explore the emerging field of Global Christianity. This coming spring the Divinity School will continue its efforts by launching the Rustandy Global Christianity Distinguished Speaker Series.

This lecture series, facilitated through the Martin Marty Center, will bring to campus speakers whose intellectual agenda contributes to the study of Global Christianity through the use of a particular set of disciplinary methods and hermeneutical strategies that carve out a new niche while resonating with existing work in the School. This spring’s invited scholars stretch our geographic imagination of global Christianity by considering comparative, diasporic and transnational approaches to the study of Christianity worldwide.

The Rustandy Global Christianity Distinguished Speaker Series continues and deepens themes from our 2018 and 2019 conferences on Global Christianity.

The Divinity School is happy to welcome the following four eminent speakers. 

These lectures, originally scheduled for the Spring Quarter of 2020, will be rescheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year. Dates to be announced. 

Philip Gorski,
Professor of Sociology and co-director of the Center for Comparative Research at Yale University

Joel Cabrita, Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University

Afe Adogame, Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Religion and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary

Alexander Chow, Senior Lecturer in Theology and World Christianity and co-director of the Centre for the Study of World Christianity at New College, University of Edinburgh.