Category: Dana L. Robert

Cross-Cultural Friendship, Spiritual Practices, and Witness to World Christian Community

Duke Divinity School will sponsor the 2018 David C. and Virginia Steinmetz lecture featuring Dr. Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission and also the director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission. Her lecture will be titled “Cross-Cultural Friendship, Spiritual Practices, and Witness to World Christian Community: […]

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 […]

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 […]

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission and Director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission at the School of Theology, has been elected as a member of the 237th class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on April 12, 2017. Founded in 1780, the American […]

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 […]