The Stob Lectures are sponsored annually by Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary in honor of Dr. Henry J. Stob. Their subject matter is related to the fields of ethics, apologetics, and philosophical theology. The Stob Lectures are funded by the Henry J. Stob Endowment and are administered by a committee including the presidents of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.
These lectures are free and open to public. Please join us in the Calvin Theological Seminary Auditorium.
Wednesday and Thursday, November 14-15, 2012
7:30 p.m., Seminary Auditorium
Calvin Theological Seminary
3233 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Lamin Sanneh, is D. Willis James Professor of Missions & World Christianity at Yale University. His latest books include:
Whose Religion is Christianity?: The Gospel Beyond the West (Eerdmans, 2003), The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World (Oxford U, 2005) and Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African (Eerdmans, 2012). Read more.
Stob Lectures 2012
Faith and Citizenship with Reference to Africa: A Comparative Inquiry
Sanneh will reflect on the issues and challenges facing Christians in societies of significant Christian growth but with a scanty tradition of thinking about how faith and citizenship impinge on issues of democracy in a pluralist society. He will compare Christian and Islamic ideas, indicating the overlaps and divergences as a way of sharpening the issues younger churches are facing in Africa and elsewhere.