meeting at Yale Divinity School, June 27-29, 2013
Theme: Health, Healing, and Medicine in the History of Christian Missions and World Christianity
The Yale-Edinburgh Group on the
History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity is an informal group
of scholars, which was formed to facilitate discussion and exchange of information
about historical aspects of the missionary movement and the development of world
Christianity, with special emphasis on the sources for documentation. It is
a forum where viewpoints from the fields of political, social, diplomatic, and
religious history can converge to reassess the significance of the missionary
movement and its worldwide effects.
Themes of prior meetings of the
- March 1992 at Yale: "From
Christendom to World Christianity"
- September 1992 at Edinburgh:
- 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
- July 2000 at Edinburgh:
"Representations and Misrepresentations of Missions"
- July 2001 at Yale:
"Missions and Human Rights"
- July 2002 at Edinburgh:
and the Powers: Seen and Unseen"
- July 2003
at Yale: "Conversion
- July 2004 at Edinburgh:
Money, and Privilege"
- July 2005 at Yale: "Identity,
Ethnic and Christian, in the History of Christian Missions"
- July 2006 at Edinburgh:
Sound, and Touch: Visual, Musical, and Material Aspects of Christian
2007 at Yale: "Liberty,
Slavery, and Christian Missions"
2008 at Edinburgh: "Perceptions
and Portrayals: heroes and villains in mission historiography"
2009 at Yale: "Missions,
Law, and Custom"
2010 at Edinburgh: "Consultation
and Cooperation in the History of Missions"
2011 at Yale: "Missions
- June 2012 at Edinburgh: "Religious Movements of Renewal, Revival, and Revitalization in the History of Missions and World Christianity"
For more information contact:
Martha Lund Smalley, Yale Divinity Library,
409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511 --- Phone: 203 432-5289; Fax: 203 432-3906
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