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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)

        Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide ()


Michaelmas Term 2018 Programme

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

Tues 9 Oct   
Speaker: Revd Dr Colin Chapman - Author, & previously, lecturer of Islamic Studies, Near East School of Theology, Beirut, Lebanon.      

Title: Can Religion and Politics be Separated in the Middle East?


Tues 30 Oct     
Speaker: Dr Muthuraj Swamy – Director of Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide

Title: Are the Ideas of World Religions, Religious Conflict and Elite Dialogue Helpful to Interfaith Relations? An Ethnographic Study from the South Indian Context


Tues 13 Nov   
Speaker: Dr Rosalee Velloso Ewell – Principal of Redcliffe College, Gloucester

Title: Let Justice & Peace Kiss: Christian Witness in Contexts of Violence