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Gina Zurlo gives papers at social science conferences NY and Boston

December 1st, 2013 in Announcements, Students 0 comments

Doctoral student Gina Zurlo has recently given several papers and lectures at social science conferences. In August, she presented a paper at the American Sociological Association annual meeting in New York City, titled, “Christian Sociology in Transition: The Institute of Social and Religious Research,” which discussed an early phase of American sociology and its intersections with the social gospel and ecumenical movements in the early 20th century. She also gave a paper at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion annual meeting in Boston on the development and use of demographic databases.

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Bruce Yoder, Gina Bellofatto articles published

July 6th, 2013 in Announcements, Publications, Students 0 comments

IBMR July 2013 coverDoctoral Student Bruce Yoder has an article published in the July 2013 Issue of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, entitled “Mennonite Mission Theorists and Practitioners in Southeastern Nigeria: Changing Contexts and Strategy at the Dawn of the Postcolonial Era.” Also in this issue is doctoral student Gina Bellofatto and Dr. Todd Johnson’s article, “Key Findings of Christianity in Its Global Context, 1970–2020.The articles are available for free to online subscribers.

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Dr. Johnson and Bellofatto Summarize Global Christian Shifts

June 7th, 2013 in Announcements, Publications, Students 0 comments

Dr. Todd Johnson and doctoral student Gina Bellofatto published a summary of the main findings of a 2013 update to the Atlas of Global Christianity for the Lausanne Global Analysis, entitled “Highlights of Christianity in its Global Context, 1970-2020: Society, Religion, and Mission.” In it they emphasize that Christians today find themselves in very different contexts than 40 years ago and they note that fundamental shifts in the demographics of global Christianity are continuing.  The full article can be accessed through The Center for the Study of Global Christianity website at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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