Lecturer to Discuss Missionary Work in Lebanon
David Kerr, a noted authority on Christian/Muslim relations, will present a lecture on Friday, July 2, 4:30 p.m., in the Day Reading Room, Yale Divinity Library, 409 Prospect St.
Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World at the University of Edinburgh, Kerr will speak on missionary encounters with Maronite Christians in Lebanon. The lecture, free and open to the public, will be followed by a reception.
The talk is part of the Day Lecture series, sponsored by the George Edward and Olivia Hotchkiss Day Associates – a group of friends of the Yale Divinity Library. The group was formed in 1992, the centennial of the Day Missions Library, and sponsors lectures, publications, exhibits and other events that highlight the riches of the Yale Divinity Library collections.
The Day Lecture will be held in conjunction with the ninth meeting of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and Non-Western Christianity, which meets alternately at Yale Divinity School and the University of Edinburgh. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Youth and the Leadership of the Missionary Movement: Inter-Generational Challenge and Opportunity.” For more information on this year’s conference, contact Martha Lund Smalley<.b> at (203) 432-6374.