The Mission Society spring lecture took place on Thursday 28th March at 2.00pm in the Chalmers Hall at ETS.
Our guest speaker was Professor Brian Stanley who spoke on the topic ‘The Changing Face of Mission Studies since the Nineteenth Century’.
The talk was followed by a very helpful Q&A.
This was an open lecture and we were pleased to see many friends from outside ETS.
Professor Brian Stanley (MA PhD) is Professor in World Christianity and Director of the Centre for the Study of World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh.
He read history at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and stayed on in Cambridge for his PhD on the place of missionary enthusiasm in Victorian religion. He has taught in theological colleges and universities in London, Bristol, and Cambridge, and from 1996 to 2001 was Director of the Currents in World Christianity Project in the University of Cambridge. He was a Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, from 1996 to 2008, and joined the University of Edinburgh in January 2009.
Professor Stanley has written or edited eight books and numerous articles, mostly in the field of the history of Christian missions. His most recent book is The Global Diffusion of Evangelicalism: The Age of Billy Graham and John Stott (Inter-Varsity Press, 2013). He is currently working on a world history of Christianity in the twentieth century for Princeton University Press.
You can access this lecture in Video on Youtube.