W. Don McClure Lectures in World Mission and Evangelism
Jehu J. Hanciles, D.W. and Ruth Brooks Associate Professor of World Christianity, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Oct. 2, 2018
- 11:30 a.m. Chapel Service
- 4:00 p.m. Public Lecture
- 5:30 p.m. World Mission Initiative Dinner, John Knox Room, Long Hall Registration to open in August.
- 7:30 p.m. Public Lecture An ASL interpreter will be present for this lecture.
All sessions are free and open to the public. Contact the Seminary’s Office of Continuing Education at ConEd@pts.edu or 412-924-1345 for more information.
Join us for the annual W. Don McClure Lectures Mon., Oct. 1 and Tues., Oct. 2, 2018. Jehu Hanciles, D.W. and Ruth Brooks associate professor of world christianity at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, will keynote. These lectures and discussions, held in the John Knox Room, Long Hall on the Seminary campus, are free and open to the public.
The World Mission Initiative Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations are necessary to join us for dinner. Tickets are $15/person. Registration will open in late August 2018.
Dr. Hanciles has lived and worked in Sierra Leone, Scotland, Zimbabwe, and the United States and been a visiting professor at schools around the world. Before joining the faculty at Candler in 2012, Hanciles was associate professor of the history of Christianity and globalization, and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Hanciles’ current research surveys the history of global Christian expansion through the lens of migration. He has written and published on issues related to the history of Christianity (notably the African experience) and globalization, including two books, Euthanasia of a Mission: African Church Autonomy in a Colonial Context (Praeger, 2002) and Beyond Christendom: Globalization, African Migration and the Transformation of the West (Orbis Books, 2009), and countless articles. His article "The Future of Missiology as a Discipline" was one of the top 10 most read articles in Missiology in 2015. He serves as associate editor of Missiology, one of the premier scholarly journals of mission studies, and on the editorial advisory committee for Baylor University Press’s Studies in World Christianity.
About the W. Don McClure Lectures
These lectures honor the Rev. Dr. W. Don McClure, a 1934 graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, who served as a missionary in Africa for nearly 50 years. McClure’s years in Africa spanned dugout canoes to jet boats, in an arc through Sudan and Ethiopia equal to the distance between Pittsburgh and Dallas. After retirement he continued as a volunteer at Gode, Ethiopia, until guerrillas killed him on March 27, 1977. Don McClure's life story is told in Adventure in Africa: From Khartoum to Addis Ababa in Five Decades (1990; now available in Kindle format) written by Charles B. Partee, P.C. Rossin Professor Emeritus of Church History at the Seminary.