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World Christianities Senior Seminar overview

World Christianities Senior Seminar

This seminar responds to a recent upsurge of scholarly interest in the study of Christianity as a global phenomenon. It marks the emergence of World Christianities as a dedicated stream of research and study at undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral level in the Faculty of Divinity. Meetings will feature a wide range of interdisciplinary scholars, both from within Cambridge and further afield, focusing on cutting-edge topics and debates in the area of World Christianities, including Christianity and diaspora, transnational religiosity, the history of missionary organisations and issues of language, translation and religious print cultures.

Speakers are invited to share their current research or to engage with a theme selected by the three conveners for its contemporary or historical significance, as well as its potential for stimulating vigorous debate.

The seminar is a collaboration between the Divinity Faculty and the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide. It is co-convened by:

  • Dr Joel Cabrita (University Lecturer in World Christianities, Faculty of Divinity, on study leave)
  • Dr Emma Wild-Wood (University Lecturer in World Christianities, Faculty of Divinity)
  • Revd Jesse Zink (Director of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide)


Lent Term 2017 Programme

Meetings will be held in the Faculty of Divinity on Wednesdays at 4.30 pm in the Lightfoot Room.

  • 18th January 2017: ‘Renewing a Theology of Christian Mission: Critical and Constructive Migrations’ ~ Rev. Dr. Robert Heaney, Virginia Theological Seminary
  • 15th February 2017: ‘The Public Nature of Chinese Christianity’ ~ Dr. Alexander Chow, University of Edinburgh


Henry Martyn Lectures

The Henry Martyn Lectures will also take place this term. They will be held at 5.30pm in the Runcie Room.

  • 20th, 21st and 22nd February 2017: ‘Who Are My People? Christianity, Violence, and Belonging in Post-colonial Africa,’ ~ Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Katongole, University of Notre Dame, USA