Duke Divinity School will sponsor the 2018 David C. and Virginia Steinmetz lecture featuring Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission and also the director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission, both at Boston University.
Her lecture will be titled "Cross-Cultural Friendship, Spiritual Practices, and Witness to World Christian Community: Twentieth Century Case Studies."
Professor Robert's research and teaching interests span mission history, World Christianity, and mission theology. An editor of the journal Church History, during 2016-17 she was a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology, and Senior Research Fellow at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, Germany. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Missiology in 2017.
Her books include African Christian Biography: Stories, Lives, and Challenges (editor, forthcoming 2018), Christian Mission: How Christianity Became a World Religion, and American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice.
This lecture is open to the Duke Divinity School community and the public. Registration is not required.