Thursday, 10 March 2016, 1:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

The World's Local Religion

Professor Alec Ryrie

In the post-imperial age evangelical Christianity has become a genuinely global religion. But it is also deeply local, adapting to and challenging social structures, and developing unique, often incompatible doctrines. This lecture will explore this adaptation in three contexts – East Asia, Southern Africa and Latin America – to ask what evangelicalism has brought to those societies, how (and to what extent) it has put down roots there, and how it has changed them and been changed itself in the process.

Alec Ryrie is Visiting Gresham Professor in the History of Religion. He is also Professor of the History of Christianity and Leverhulme Major Research Fellow at Durham University.  

His first series of lectures as Visiting Gresham Professor in the History of Religion will be delievered under the title The History and Legacy of Protestant Christianity.

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10 March 2016

The World's Local Religion
Professor Alec Ryrie

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