The Mission Society spring lecture will take place on Thursday 28th March at 2.00pm in the Chalmers Hall at Edinburgh Theological Seminary (ETS).
Guest speaker, Professor Brian Stanley, will be speaking on the topic 'The Changing Face of Mission Studies since the Nineteenth Century'.
The talk will last about 30 minutes and be followed by a Q&A.
This is an open lecture and all are welcome to attend including 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 recently completed a world history of Christianity in the twentieth century for Princeton University Press.