Laidlaw Lecture with Dr. Dana Robert; recording now available
The Robert Laidlaw Memorial Lecture series presents:
Constructing World Fellowship: Christian Practices and Insights from a Century Ago
Speaker: Dr. Dana Robert, Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission at Boston University
With a response from Professor Glen Taylor, Wycliffe College
Hosted by Professor Esther Acolatse, Knox College
This event occurred Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Below, and on Knox College’s YouTube channel, is a recording of the event.
“In divisive times such as this, religious leaders must nurture visions of global community and the practices that support it. Despite death, destruction, racism, and autocracy, we believe in the promise of shalom, the state of peace, justice, and love to which Jesus devoted his life.”
Dr. Robert is Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission, and Director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission, at Boston University. Her research and teaching interests span the fields of mission history, the history of world Christianity, and mission theology.
After Dr. Robert’s lecture, Prof. Glen Taylor (recently retired Professor of Scripture and Global Christianity at Wycliffe College) shares a brief response; a general Q&A session follows, moderated by Prof. Esther Acolatse, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Intercultural Studies at Knox College.
Walter C. Laidlaw and Robert Laidlaw, the two sons of Robert Laidlaw, established The Robert Laidlaw Memorial Lecture in 1953 by to honour their father by bringing distinguished scholars to Knox College. Income from the endowed funds has hosted more than 30 distinguished theologians from Europe, USA and Canada.