Category: Dana L. Robert

Christianity and Innovation

April 16th, 2015 in Dana L. Robert, Dana L. Robert, People, Publications, Research, World Christianity 0 comments

9781472591012The Historical Society received funding from the John Templeton Foundation to explore Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs. Research in various fields was conducted from 2011 to 2014, and the results were often counterintuitive. Counter to popular images of religion as a conservative force that regularly inhibits creativity, scholars described a more dynamic religious impulse. Dana Robert, Director of the Center for Global Christianity & Mission, participated in the project, arguing that Protestant missions were a major source of social innovation and democratic nationalism at the beginning of the twentieth-century. A preview of her research and that of others, may be found in: What Connection is There, if any, Between Christianity and Innovation?

American Evangelicals and Missions

November 20th, 2014 in Dana L. Robert, Dana L. Robert 0 comments

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Dana Robert sits by Grant Wacker, Alvyn Austin, Margaret Van Die, Kathryn Long, Mark Noll, and Martin Marty at the final meeting of the ISAE.

Since 1988, Dana Robert has served on the Board of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals. Over the years, the ISAE produced important literature on a number of topics, including the relationship between American Evangelicalism and missions. At the end of October, the ISAE gathered for the final time. They both looked to the past, and what the institute has accomplished, as well as to the future and what horizons are yet to be explored.

 

Narratives of World Christianity

August 18th, 2014 in Dana L. Robert, Faculty Associates, People, Publications, World Christianity 0 comments

dana-robert-200Dana L. Robert, CGCM director, presented, “Twentieth-Century Mission Studies and the Narrative of ‘World Christianity’.’”  The audio file is a fascinating historical study on the rise of the term, “World Christianity.”

 

Dr. Fohle Lygunda visits the CGCM

June 20th, 2013 in Africa, Announcements, Dana L. Robert, Students 0 comments

Dr. Lygunda and Dr. Robert

Dr. Lygunda and Dr. Robert

The CGMC was delighted by the visit of Rev. Dr. Fohle Lygunda, Head of the Department of Missiology at International Leadership University (ILU) – Burundi, on June 14. Dr. Lygunda and Dr. Dana Robert discussed a possible collaboration for the Dictionary of African Christian Biography (DACB), which was transferred to Boston University in 2012. Dr. Lygunda previously worked as a Project Luke Fellow for the DACB at Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC) in New Haven, CT. He also wrote an article on Central Africa for the Atlas of Global Christianity: 1910-2010. Under his leadership, ILU-Burundi launched a master’s program in Missiology, in which doctoral student Daewon Moon has served as a visiting lecturer since 2012.

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New Photo from Eastern Mennonite U. Lectures

May 8th, 2013 in Dana L. Robert, Dana L. Robert 0 comments

Augsburger lecture chapel with Dr. Dana Robert

 

 

 

 

Thanks to EMU for permission to post it!