Bringing Christianity to Africa

Lamin Sanneh, the D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale University, will deliver a public lecture titled “America’s Example in the Establishment of Christianity in Africa: Antislavery and Antistructure,” on Friday, June 6, at 4:30 p.m. in the Marquand Chapel, Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street. The event is free and the public is welcome.

The lecture will be presented in conjunction with a conference sponsored by Yale Divinity School and the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, University of Edinburgh, with the support of the Overseas Ministries Study Center. The theme for the conference, the seventh in a series, is “Missions and Consequences: the Historical Impact of the Western Christian Missionary Movement.” The international conference will be held Thursday, June 5, through Saturday, June 7.

Professor Sanneh’s lecture is sponsored by the George Edward and Olivia Hotchkiss Day Associates, a group of friends of the Yale Divinity Library. The talk will mark the opening of a special exhibition, “Missions and Consequences.”

For further information on the conference, contact Martha Smalley, Yale Divinity Library, 203/432-6374, or send e-mail to:

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