Past Events


Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017, 12:00-1:15pm
Alice Yeh, “Maoist Self-Examination and Christian Confession in China”

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017, 12:00-1:15pm
Robert A. Cathey, “Where We Live, What We Believe: Thinking Contextually with Ateek, Raheb, and Gregerman about Israel / Palestine.”

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm
Group Discussion, “What Is Contextual Theology?”

Monday, March 6, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm
Elsa J. Marty, “Stephen Bevan’s Models of Contextual Theology




Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016, 12:00-1:15pm
What Do We Mean By “Global”? An Interdisciplinary Discussion

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016, 5:00-6:30pm 
Dr. Dotan Leshem, University of Haifa: “The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault”

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016, 4:30-6:00pm
Ekaterina Lomperis, “Costs of our Healing: On Martin Luther, Facebook, and the Problem of Global Health”

Tuesday, Nov 15, 12:00-1:15pm (Swift 208)
Aaron Hollander, “Lionslayers: Hagiographical Imagination and National Struggle on the Island of Saints”




Thursday, April 14, 2016, 12:00-1:30pm (Marty Center Library)
Syllabus Workshop with Garry Sparks

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 12:00-1:15pm (Swift 208)
Hank Owings, “Rethinking Oikouménē: Protestantism, Intimacy, and the Transatlantic Black Novel”

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:00-1:15pm (Common Room)
Paul C.H. Lim, “Global Evangelicals and the Fight against Human Trafficking: Snapshots from India, Korea and the US”

Tuesday, May 17, 12:00-1:15pm (Swift 208)
SoJung Kim, “De-Orientalizing the Vernacular Theo-poetics of Beguines”




Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 12:00-1:15pm (Swift 208)
Hank Owings, “The Blood-Dimmed Tide is Loosed, and Everywhere: The African Inland Mission, Congolese Decolonization, and Global Modernity”

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 12:00-1:15pm (Swift 208)
Xiao-bo Yuan, “Public Undergrounds and Underground Publics”

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 12:00-1:15pm (Swift 208)
Alice Yeh, “Silky Signs: Measuring Conversion and Cultivating Christendom in ultimo Oriente

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 4:30-6:00pm (Swift 106)
Eun Young Hwang, “A Constructive Comparative Religious Ethical Analysis of Augustine and Xunzi: The Sacred Origin of Human Rights and Its Demand for Just Society”

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12:00-1:15pm (Swift 208)
Dwight Hopkins, “Teaching Global Theologies”

Monday, March 7, 2016, 12:00-1:15pm (Swift 208)
Andrew DeCort, “Authority, Action, Ethics: Ethiopia — A Conversation about Leading Study Abroad Trips”

Friday, March 11, 2016, 12:00-1:30pm (Swift 106)
Maria José de Abreu, “Iconic Economies of São Paulo: Space, Image, Circulation”




Tuesday, September 29, 12:00-1:15pm (Swift 208)
Meet & Greet

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 12:00-1:15pm (Swift 208)
Hector Varela, “Florida Water: Meaningful and Messy Hybridity in the Atlantic Modern”

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:00-1:15pm (Swift 208)
Recent Scholarship Discussion

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 1:30-2:45pm (Swift 200)
Rev. Saeed Richardson, “Ghana as a source of pilgrimage for Black American Christians”

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 12:00-1:15pm (Swift 208)
Reuben Lillie, “Metaphysics and the New Birth: Regenerating Wesleyan Convictions”

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 12:00-1:15pm (Swift 208)
Kevin Hector, Disciplinary Perspectives: What is Theology?

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 4:30-6:00pm (Swift Hall Common Room)
End of Quarter Social: Christmas traditions from around the world



Thursday, April 2, 2015, 12:00-1:20pm (Swift 200):

“Contemporary Christian Material Culture: An Analysis of Religious Objects” – Hector Varela-Rios

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 12:00-1:20pm (Pick Hall Lounge):

“Negotiating auctoritas: The construction of an authoritative voice for Christianity in Madurai (ca 1610)” – Margherita Trento

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 12:00-1:20pm (Pick Hall Lounge):

“The Blood-Dimmed Tide is Loosed, and Everywhere: Cold War Politics and American Missionaries in 1960s Africa” – Hank Owings

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 12:00-1:20pm (Pick Hall Lounge):

“The Dynamics of Global and Local Christianities: the First International Congress on World Evangelization (1974) and Its Conflicting Impacts on Evangelical Social Action in Contemporary South Korea” – Myung-Sahm Suh

Thursday, June 4th, 2015, 12:00pm-1:20pm (location TBA):
“Public Undergrounds and Underground Publics: Churches in China” – Xiao-bo Yuan



Thursday, January 15, 2015, 12:00-1:20pm (Pick Hall Lounge):
“The Vine… So Long That It Encircles the Globe: The Significance of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee in Global Christianity” – Paul Chang

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12:00-1:20pm (Swift Hall 200):
“Interpreting Pope Francis: David Tracy, Ignacio Ellacuría, and the Method of Critical Correlation” – Raúl Zegarra

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:00-1:20pm (Pick Hall Lounge):
“Indigenous knowledge and Western expertise: a collision for Christian environmental ethics in Tanzania, East Africa” – Erika Dornfeld



Thursday, October 9, 2014, 12:00pm-1:20pm (Pick Hall Lounge):
“Global Christianities: An Introduction to the Field”

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00pm-1:20pm (Swift Hall 106):
“Intellectual Roots of the Local Church Movement” -Paul Chang

Wed, November 5th, 2014, 4:30pm-6:00pm (Swift Hall 208): 
“Interrogating Cross-Cultural Inquiry in Philosophy of Religions: A Case Study of Self and Agency in Modern Korean Christianity.” -Hannah Roh

Immediately following Hannah’s presentation, the Global Christianities Workshop and the Philosophy of Religions Workshop will co-host a pub night at the Ida Noyes Pub, 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 12:00pm-1:20pm (Pick Hall Lounge):
“Waking Sleeping Beauty? How Group Structures Change Faith and Tradition in Denmark” -Lars Buur Norlev