World Christianity

Tuesdays from 4.10pm to 5.30pm in the Althaus-Reid Room, unless otherwise noted

All welcome. If you have any queries please contact Dr Alexander Chow

Semester 2 - Spring 2019

Date Speaker Topic
15 January 2019

Prof Brian Stanley


‘The Crisis of Mission Education in Republican China, 1922-9:

The Case of Harold Henry Rowley’

** Meeting in the Martin Hall;

co-sponsored with History of Christianity Seminar **

22 January 2019

Calida Chu


‘Hong Kong Public Theology in the Anglican Tradition:

A Case Study of Archbishop Paul Kwong’

29 January 2019

Dr Muthuraj Swamy

Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide

‘Understanding the Oppositions to Christianity in Contemporary India’

5 February 2019

Prof Roderick Hewitt


‘The Influences of Conservative Christianity, Rastafari and Dance Hall Music

within Jamaica on Homophobia

and Stigma against People Living with HIV and AIDS’

12 February 2019

Dr Erica Hunter

SOAS, London

‘Mission of Love: Assessing the Christian and Muslim communities in Syria’

** Co-sponsored with Christian-Muslim Studies Network **

19 February 2019

No seminar – Flexible Learning Week

No seminar – Flexible Learning Week

26 February 2019

Rev Dr Amos Chewachong

Newport-On-Tay Church

‘On the appropriation of “soft power” in Intra-African Pentecostalism:

The Winners Chapel, Nigeria in Cameroon’

 5 March 2019

Adrian Deese


‘The Anglican Yoruba Bishopric and

the Modernity Debates in West Africa, 1861-1891’

 12 March 2019

Prof Martha Frederiks


‘Indigenous Ministry in 18th century Gold Coast:

The Cases of Christian Protten and Jacobus Capitein Revisited’

 19 March 2019 No seminar No seminar
 26 March 2019

Dr Kwok Wai Luen

Hong Kong Baptist University

‘Be Pious and Patriotic: A comparison of Chinese Christian and

Muslim teaching on just war in the Republican period’

Semester 1 - Autumn 2018

Date Speaker Topic
18 September  2018 Panel Snapshots of current research in the Centre
25 September 2018

Mr Tore Johnsen

University of Edinburgh

Pagan religion or pious Christianity? Contestations between Northern

Sami popular Christianity and Scandinavian Lutheranism

2 October 2018

Dr Sarang Kim

All Nations Christian College

Korean responses to Western music education in the early 20th century
9 October 2018

Dr Stewart Gillan

St John’s Church, Renfield, Glasgow

Towards a theological understanding of words in the wake of terror:

soundings with faith leaders in Britain, Pakistan and the Middle East 

16 October 2018

Mr Jeffrey Cannon

University of Edinburgh

“Contrary to the Teaching and Tenets of the Christian Faith”:

Images of Apartheid in Church of Scotland Publications, 1945–1965 

23 October 2018


Informal opportunity to meet Prof. Peter Phan, whose Cunningham Lectures

‘Migration of Christianity, Christianity of migration’ will take place at 5pm on

Monday 22, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 October

13 November 2018

Dr Sara Fretheim

University of Edinburgh

“I leave you the fire and the song” – Identity, poetry, and theology:

an exploration of Kwame Bediako’s life and legacy

as an African Christian scholar

20 November 2018

Dr Elijah Obinna

St John’s Parish Church, Carluke

Building the nation: dimensions and implications

of ethnicity and ethnocentrism in Nigeria

27 November 2018

Professor Andrew Walls

University of Edinburgh

Set in stone: the Christian significance of 19th-century Sierra Leone

as reflected in memorial inscriptions 

** In the Martin Hall**


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