Dear Workshoppers,
Welcome back from the winter break! Our first workshop of the quarter will be a mock job talk with Paul Chang, co-sponsored by the Global Christianity Workshop. Not only will this be an opportunity to hear about Paul’s work and give him some feedback, also to get some insight into how job talks work. Invite your colleagues!
“The vine… so long that it encircles the globe”:
The Significance of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee in Global Christianity

A mock job talk with Paul Chang

Presented by the Religions in America and Global Christianity Workshops
Date: Thursday, January 15
Time: 12:00 – 1:15
Place: Pick Hall Lounge
The Christian ministers Watchman Nee and Witness Lee are two of the most creative and influential Chinese religious leaders of the 20th century. Their ideas gave rise to a number of movements that now number in the millions, with indigenous leaders on all six continents. I will contextualize their thought by placing it in conversation with the larger traditions of Christian and Chinese thought. I will also offer my working definition of Global Christianity to show how Nee and Lee’s ideas contribute to our understanding of Global Christian phenomena.

Note that we will meet at our usual time, but not in our usual place. Also, there will be no reading distributed prior to this meeting. Please email with any questions.
— Kit