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Category: Early Modern Christianity

Rady Roldan-Figueroa Interviewed on His New Book, The Martyrs of Japan

Dr. Rady Roldan-Figueroa recently gave a video interview on the topic of his new book, The Martyrs of Japan.  In the interview, Dr. Roldan-Figueroa, Faculty Associate of the CGCM, shared some significant findings of his interdisciplinary research focusing on the missionary work of three religious orders in Japan. The book contributes to undercurrents in seventeenth-century […]

What is Global Catholicism? Forum at SLU

  On behalf of our colleagues at St. Louis University’s Center for Research on Global Catholicism, we invite you to attend an online Zoom forum on September 24, 12:00-1:15 (CDT). Professors Heidi Ardizzone, Kevin Ingram, and Grant Kaplan will share their current research and reflect with the audience on “What is global Catholicism?” Please direct […]

John Thornton to Speak on Religion & Slavery in the Kingdom of Kongo

On April 21 at 4pm, Dr. John Thornton, CGCM faculty affiliate, will speak on “Religion, the Kingdom of Kongo and the Slave Trade” as a part of the W.E.B. DuBois lecture series at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M8YrmuXmSfGf9PdoPUBqqQ

Bible & Conscience: International Online Conference on Martin Luther’s Impact

Bibelseminar Bonn, which has an extension center of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, presents an online event on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s courageous speech at the Diet of Worms. With Luther’s reference to the Bible and his conscience as his guiding principles, the Reformation gained tremendous momentum. The modern understanding of conscience can be […]

Lecture on Patronesses of Early Modern Missions in China

On Tuesday, April 13, Dr. Eugenio Menegon, one of the CGCM faculty affiliates, will deliver a lecture in the East Asian Studies Speaker Series at Johns Hopkins University. His talk is titled “The Matriarch, the Duchess, the Queen, and the Countess: Patronesses of the Catholic Mission in Early Modern Chinese-European Relations,” and it is sponsored […]

Eugenio Menegon to Deliver Lecture in “Keys to Understanding Early Modern Christianities” Series

On April 20 at 10am (Central European Time), CGCM faculty associate Dr. Eugenio Menegon will deliver one of the Frankfurt Lectures on “Keys to Understanding Early Modern Christianities.” His topic, local religion in late imperial China, is one of several interesting themes explored by the lecturers, such as polycentricity in global Catholicism, tolerance in the […]

Prof. Roldan-Figueroa’s New Book on “The Martyrs of Japan”

Dr. Rady Roldan-Figueroa has a new book coming out with Brill in June 2021. Entitled The Martyrs of Japan: Publication History and Catholic Missions in the Spanish World: Spain, New Spain, and the Philippines, 1597-1700, the book not only discusses the various accounts of the Christian martyrs in Japan in the late 16th century, but […]

Workshop: Mapping Christianity in China, 1550-1950

Dr. Daryl Ireland, Dr. Eugenio Menegon, and Alex Mayfield are hosting a workshop entitled “Mapping Christianity in China, 1550-1950: Developing Relational and Geospatial Tools for the Study of Christianity in China,” which will showcase their China Historical Christian Database. The database is a geo-spacial tool that allows scholars to see the interconnections between all kinds […]