Oct. 23 “Intellectual Roots of the Local Church Movement” – Paul Chang

Please join us on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12:00pm in Swift Hall, room 106 for a presentation and discussion led by Paul Chang, Ph.D.  candidate in History of Christianity, on a chapter from his dissertation: “Intellectual Roots of the Local Church Movement.” Lunch will be provided.

The Local Church Movement is a tight-knit association of hundreds of local assemblies on all six continents. It was founded by the English missionary Margaret Barber, and the Chinese and Chinese-American ministers Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. This chapter of my dissertations explores their intellectual roots in British Christianity, from the radical critiques of the Plymouth Brethren to the unique mysticism of the Keswick Convention.

Please email contact-global-christianities@lists.uchicago.edu if you would like a copy of the paper in advance.

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