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Lamin Sanneh Discusses World Christianity for W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series
Lamin Sanneh, the D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity, professor of history, and professor of international and area studies at Yale Divinity School, will discuss world Christianity for the W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series. Sanneh will present "Freedom of Religion and Citizenship: Perspectives on World Christianity" Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at Elkins Auditorium, Malibu.
Professor Sanneh is the author of several books, including Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture (2009) and Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity (2007), the inaugural volume in the Oxford Studies in World Christianity series of which he is series editor. He is coeditor of The Changing Face of Christianity (2005) and has also authored over 200 articles on religious and historical subjects.
Sanneh has been chair of Yale's Council on African Studies. He was appointed by Pope John Paul II to the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences and by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims. For his academic work, Sanneh was made Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Lion, Senegal's highest national honor. Sanneh is a fellow of Trumbull College and holds an M.A. from the University of Birmingham (England) and Ph.D. from the University of London.
The Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of Melanie and Richard Flamminio. For more information about the Series, visit the W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series Web site.