Category: Dana L. Robert

Lifetime Achievement Award

On June 17th, Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Missiology. She was recognized for her many contributions to mission studies, including her pioneering studies on women and mission, her work on the global expansion of Christianity, and for uncovering […]

Missions, Religion, and Culture

Brazilian scholars Carlos André Silva de Moura, Eliane Moura da Silva, and Harley Abrantes Moreira, have recently edited a volume on Missões, Religião e Cultura. The volume consists of two roughly equal parts. The first section examines Catholic missions, administration, and intellectuals. The latter portion is devoted to Catholic and Protestant missions in Brazil, Angola, and Mozambique. The […]

Sprunt Lectures 2017: Cross-Cultural Friendship and Mission

For over 100 years, Union Presbyterian Seminary has hosted the James Sprunt Lectures, which invites speakers of outstanding quality to the seminary to discuss aspects of Christian thought and work. This year, UPS invited Dana Robert to deliver four lectures on “Cross-Cultural Friendship and Christian Mission: History and Practices.” Robert showcases how relationships, sometimes the most […]

A Global Church Divided?

The Atlantic ran an article on the challenge of being a global church. In an interview with CGCM Director, Dana Robert, the magazine explored the complexity of holding together a diverse body with an essentially democratic polity. Currently, the United Methodist Church is struggling with the question of whether gay and lesbian people can be ordained in the church, and […]

Mission and Friendship

On March 30th, Dana Robert delivered the annual Donald A. Yerxa Lecture in History at Eastern Nazarene College. She probed the role of “Cross-Cultural Christian Friendships in the Age of Nationalist Revolution, 1950s-1970s,” asserting that these close connections were costly in the midst of shifting political arrangements, but that they were important reminders that Christianity was a […]

CGCM at Civilitas

(left to right: Todd Johnson, Dana Robert (CGCM), and Ken Ross) Civilitas is a new organization that seeks to encourage evangelicals to have important conversations about difficult topics. It is born out of the initiative of the Rev. Doug Birdsall, former president of the American Bible Society and the Lausanne Movement. Birdsall was motivated to start conversations […]

Christianity and Innovation

The 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 […]

American Evangelicals and Missions

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 […]