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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 (Director of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide)


Michaelmas Term 2017 Programme

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

  • 18 October - ‘Treasure and Trials: On Publishing The Ugandan Churches and the Political Centre’. Angus Crichton, Ngoma Project. Book launch of The Ugandan Churches and the Political Centre: Cooperation, Co-option and Confrontation, edited by Paddy Musana, Angus Crichton and Caroline Howell. Refreshments after talk. Books available for sale.
  • 1 November - Refashioning Ecumenism: Brazilian Evangelicals and the Idea of Christian Unity, 1880-1930’. Pedro Feitoza, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
  • 15 November - Of Vanity, Repentance and Wavering Emotions: Dance and the Church of Scotland Mission in Tumutumu, 1903-1916’ Dr. Cecile Feza Bushidi, Newnham College, Cambridge
  • 22 November -‘I felt a Power from his Wounds and Blood’: Native American Women and Female Missionaries in early Moravian Missions in North America, 1742-1765, Jennifer Adams-Massmann, Faculty of Theology, University of Heidelberg