On May 29, Christianity Today featured a story discussing the limitations of the term “pentecostal” in describing various Christian groups worldwide. The article focused on discussion surrounding the decision of the editors of the new edition of the World Christian Encyclopedia, co-edited by STH alumna Dr. Gina Zurlo, to refer to these groups as “Spirit-empowered” […]
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Professor Jeremy Menchik at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies has just been promoted to Associate Professor, with tenure. He studies comparative politics, focusing on the role of religion in politics and civil society, including Muslim societies in Indonesia, global Christian missionary activity, and Wilsonianism. He has authored a book, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: […]
The United Methodist Church, like so many others, is searching for a way to be faithful to the marks of the Church: the preaching of the Word and the administration of the sacraments. But how can that be done during social distancing? “Both Green Light, Red Light for Online Communion,” explores how different people are […]
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected seven historians to become members in 2020. Two of them, Linda Heywood and John Thornton, are faculty associates at the Center for Global Christianity and Mission. They join Dana Robert, as the second and third professors in the CGCM given this high honor.
The International Bulletin of Mission Research recently published its ten outstanding books in Mission Studies from 2019. It was exciting to see a number of people connected to Boston University on the list: Gina Zurlo (’17), William Gregory, Dana Robert, and Amos Yong.
This handbook, edited by Nimi Wariboko and Toyin Falola, provides a robust collection of vibrant discourses on African social ethics and ethical practices. It focuses on how the ethical thoughts of Africans are forged within the context of everyday life, and how in turn ethical and philosophical thoughts inform day-to-day living. The essays frame ethics as a […]
In his latest book, John Thorton has done substantial new research in primary sources and archives, to create an accessible interpretative history of West Central Africa from earliest times to 1852. He gives comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the region with equal focus given to both internal histories or inter-state interactions and external dynamics and relationships. […]
In his new book, The Split Economy, Nimi Wariboko looks closely at the ethical challenge of capitalism. Others have named injustice, inequality, repression, exploitative empires, and capitalism’s psychic hold over all of us, as the central problem. Nimi Wariboko instead argues that the core ethical problem of capitalism lies in the split nature of the modern economy, […]
One of the challenges of global history is to bridge the particularities of individual lives and trajectories with the macro-historical patterns that develop over space and time. Italian micro-history, particularly popular in the 1980s–1990s, has excavated the lives of small communities or individuals to test the findings of serial history and macro-historical approaches. Micro-history in […]
Professor Eugenio Menegon has recently published an article on missionaries and clothing in China. “‘The Habit That Hides the Monk’: Missionary Fashion Strategies in Late Imperial Chinese Society and Court Culture.” In Catholic Missionaries in Early Modern Asia: Patterns of Localization, edited by Nadine Amsler, Andreea Badea, Bernard Heyberger, and Christian Windler. London: Routledge, 2019