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Modern African Church History and the Streetlight Effect: Biography as a Lost Key - Steinbach

February 12 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre, Studio B, 304 Second St, Steinbach


The world's most polyglot continent is also home to the world's largest, most diverse, and arguably most dynamic Christian population. The significance and challenge of creating one essential tool for documenting this phenomenon – the Dictionary of African Christian Biography – is the subject of this lecture.

Jonathan J. Bonk (PhD, University of Aberdeen, Scotland) has held teaching and research positions at Boston University and at Yale Divinity School, from which he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity. He has edited seven volumes, authored more than one hundred scholarly articles, and published five books, the best known of which is Missions and Money: Affluence as a Western Missionary Problem (2007).


The 2019 Providence Public Lectures will demonstrate the impressive range of expertise among Providence faculty, whose topics will include politics, morality, missiology, history, biology, hermeneutics, race and gender. Presenting in Winnipeg and Steinbach, Providence professors are excited to bring their scholarship into the public square. Attendees can expect to be intellectually stimulated, perhaps challenged, and to come away with a new appreciation for Christian higher education.

All lectures are free to attend - no registration required.

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