Category: Latin America

Upcoming Virtual Events in Mission History: Brazilian Evangelicalism, Women & Historiography

The Institute of Historical Research at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London is hosting two events that will be of interest to historians of Christian mission. On February 23, 2021, 5:30pm – 7:00pm (London time), Dr. Pedro Feitoza of the Brazilian Centre of Analysis and Planning will give a presentation entitled “Immigrants, […]

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 […]

Jonathan Calvillo Interviewed on His Work on Faith & Ethnicity in Santa Ana

In October, Dr. Jonathan Calvillo’s new book, The Saints of Santa Ana: Faith and Ethnicity in a Mexican Majority City, is coming out with Oxford University Press! In this audio interview, Calvillo explains how his experience of growing up as a child of Mexican immigrants and attending pentecostal churches first directed him to this field […]

Alumna Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst to Speak at Mission Conference

During October 15-17, Missão ALEF will be holding a virtual conference entitled “Igreja e Cidade: Vocação e Missão.” One of the featured speakers is Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst (’16), CGCM alumna, presenting alongside other featured speakers–Mac Pier, Ed Stetzer, Samuel Escobar, and Viv Grigg. See the conference promotional video below, and click here to register! […]

Jonathan Calvillo’s New Book on Faith & Ethnicity in Santa Ana

Dr. Jonathan Calvillo, CGCM faculty associate, has written new book, The Saints of Santa Ana: Faith and Ethnicity in a Mexican Majority City, published with Oxford University Press! Based on five years of participant observation, Calvillo compares and contrasts the experiences of Catholics and evangelicals in Santa Ana, California, revealing how faith and ethnic identity […]

John Parker Awarded Franciscan History Fellowship

John Parker was recently awarded a dissertation fellowship by the Academy of American Franciscan History. Mr. Parker’s dissertation is tentatively entitled, “Libertas est Bonum Ordinis Superioris Omnium Bonorum: Perfect Obedientia in Epifanio Moirans O.F.M. cap’s Iusta Defensio.” He also has a chapter in the forthcoming, The Dominicans as Participants, Witnesses, and Critics of the Colonization of […]

Third International Congress on the History of the Order of the Preachers in the Americas

July 18-19, 2019 Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island USA The third international congress will focus on Dominicans in different scenarios and historical periods in the Americas: the Order’s establishment, diffusion, and organization; its actors, institutions, and ministries; its tradition as manifested in foundations, missions, parishes, colleges, and universities; its theological and philosophical thinking; its economic […]

Second International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas

July 15-16, 2016 Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island USA The second international conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas will focus on how his life, labor, and legacy offers a prism for the interpretation of the interaction, expansion, culture, and ancestry of Indigenous people, Africans, Europeans and Asians in the American Hemisphere. The organizers programmed this […]

Call for Papers: II International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas

July 15-16 (Monday-Tuesday), 2019 Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. The first International Conference, “Bartolomé de Las Casas, O.P.: History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Age of European Expansion,” held in 2016, was a landmark event for Lascasian scholarship. In response to this success, Providence College is pleased to invite interested scholars to our next […]

Latin America and Early Modern Christianity

The Latin American context played a central, although often neglected, role in the many Christian traditions emerging from the Early Modern era. This year, Rady Roldán-Figueroa, BuSTH professor and CGCM faculty affiliate, has explored this intersection between Latin America and European Christianity in the following works: C. Douglas Weaver and Rady Roldán-Figueroa, Exploring Christian Heritage: […]