Yale-Edinburgh Group on World Christianity and the History of Mission

Consultations sponsored by the Centre for the Study of World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh and Yale Divinity School

Next meeting at the University of Edinburgh, June 25-27, 2020
on the theme Oral, Print, and Digital Cultures in World Christianity and the History of Mission
 
The Yale-Edinburgh Group is an informal group of scholars that was founded in 1992 by Andrew Walls of the University of Edinburgh and Lamin Sanneh of Yale University. The Group’s conferences and listserv facilitate discussion and exchange of information about the development of world Christianity and historical aspects of mission, with special emphasis on the sources for documentation.
 
 
Themes of prior meetings of the Yale-Edinburgh Group:
  • March 1992 at Yale: “From Christendom to World Christianity”
  • September 1992 at Edinburgh: “Intercontinental Connexions”
  • September 1993 at Yale: “Language, Culture, and Translation”
  • September 1994 at Edinburgh: “The Churches and the Missionary Movement”
  • June 1995 at Yale: “World Christianity and the Teaching of History”
  • June 1996 at Edinburgh: “Missions and Ethnicity”
  • June 1997 at Yale: “Missions and Consequences: The Historical Impact of the Missionary Movement”
  • July 1998 at Edinburgh: “War and Peace in the History of Missions”
  • July 1999 at Yale: “Youth and the Leadership of the Missionary Movement: Inter-Generational Challenge and Opportunity”
  • July 2000 at Edinburgh: “Representations and Misrepresentations of Missions”
  • July 2001 at Yale: “Missions and Human Rights”
  • July 2002 at Edinburgh: “Missions and the Powers: Seen and Unseen”
  • July 2003 at Yale: “Conversion and Converts”
  • July 2004 at Edinburgh: “Missions, Money, and Privilege”
  • July 2005 at Yale: “Identity, Ethnic and Christian, in the History of Christian Missions”
  • July 2006 at Edinburgh: “Sight, Sound, and Touch: Visual, Musical, and Material Aspects of Christian Mission”
  • June 2007 at Yale: “Liberty, Slavery, and Christian Missions”
  • July 2008 at Edinburgh: “Perceptions and Portrayals: heroes and villains in mission historiography”
  • July 2009 at Yale: “Missions, Law, and Custom”
  • July 2010 at Edinburgh: “Consultation and Cooperation in the History of Missions”
  • June/July 2011 at Yale: “Missions and Education”
  • June 2012 at Edinburgh: “Religious Movements of Renewal, Revival, and Revitalization in the History of Missions and World Christianity”
  • June 2013 at Yale: Health, Healing, and Medicine in the History of Missions and World Christianity
  • June 2014 at Edinburgh:Gender and Family in the History of Missions and World Christianity
  • June 2015 at Yale: Religion and Religions in the History of Missions and World Christianity
  • June 2016 at Edinburgh: Responses to Missions: Appropriations, Revisions, and Rejections / Conference program
  • June/July 2017 at Yale: Migration, Exile, and Pilgrimage in the History of Missions and World Christianity
  • June 2018 at Edinburgh: Scripture, Prayer and Worship in the History of Missions and World Christianity / Conference program
  • June 2019 at Yale: Diversity and Difference in Custom, Belief, and Practice in the History of Missions and World Christianity / Conference program / Conference photo
For more information contact: Chris Anderson, Yale Divinity Library, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511 — Phone: 203 432-5289; Fax: 203 432-3906 — Email: christopher.j.anderson@yale.edu

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