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Call for Papers: Religion and Religions in the History of Missions

January 26th, 2015 in Announcements, Call for Papers 0 comments

The Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity is calling for papers for a conference at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut on June 25 – 27, 2015.

Offers of short papers are welcome on any aspect of the conference theme:  Religion and Religions in the History of Missions and World Christianity. Please submit your paper proposal with brief abstract via email to Martha Smalley (martha.smalley@yale.edu) by March 1. If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by March 15. Our pattern has been to have each oral presentation limited to 20-25 minutes, followed by discussion. Full papers are welcomed in advance and, if received by June 24, will be available for download by conference participants.

Preliminary information about the meeting is available at http://divinity-adhoc.library.yale.edu/Yale-Edinburgh/2015y-einfo.htm , including a link to the pre-registration/accommodations form.  If you plan to attend the conference, please submit the pre-registration form at your earliest convenience so that we can get a sense of how many to expect. If you need a letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa or institutional funding, please indicate this on the registration form. The registration deadline is April 30th.

Participation in the meeting is limited to members of the Yale-Edinburgh Group, which consists  de facto of the members of the  “Missions” listserv.  If you or someone you know are interested in participating in the conference but are not members of the listserv, please contact Martha Smalley (martha.smalley@yale.edu).

Information about a small number of fellowships sponsored by the Yale Divinity Library’s David M. Stowe Fund for Mission Research will be forthcoming in the next few days. These fellowships are available to cover travel and accommodations expenses of younger scholars who wish to attend the conference and spend some time at the Library doing research.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

On behalf of our esteemed conveners, Lamin Sanneh, Andrew Walls, and Brian Stanley,

Martha L. Smalley
Special Collections Librarian & Curator of the Day Missions Collection
Yale Divinity School Library
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 432-5289

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Yale-Edinburgh Group meeting report by Daryl Ireland

July 3rd, 2013 in Alumni Profiles and News, Announcements, Students 0 comments

2013 Yale-Edinburgh MeetingThe Yale-Edinburgh Group held its 23rd meeting in New Haven, Connecticut, June 27-29, 2013. The theme, “Health, Healing, and Medicine in the History of Christian Missions and World Christianity,” inspired diverse papers, ranging from an investigation of John Wesley’s medical advice to the use of herbal medicine in Ghanaian Christianity.

The number of participants was capped at 80, so having six people from Boston University demonstrated its prominence in the field of global Christianity. Dr. Sung-Deuk Oak (Th.D, 2002), Associate Professor at UCLA considered how Christian medical missions in Korea moved, “From the Plough of Evangelism to the Fruit of Christian Love,” during the 1920s. Also looking at Asia, Daryl Ireland investigated a mission hospital in China and asked if medicine was “Christian, Secular, or yet Something Else?” Daewon Moon pointed to the “Ruanda Mission and its Contribution to the East African Revival,” while Michele Sigg explained the prominent role women have played in “Carrying Living Water” during the fifohazana revival in Madagascar. In addition, Eva Pascal introduced a new movie on Seventh-Day Adventist medical work around the world. Gina Bellofatto, a student in the joint ThD program between Boston University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary also attended the conference.

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