The Gerald H. Anderson Lectures

Each year OMSC@PTS invites leading scholars in Mission Studies, World Christianity, Intercultural Theology or a cognate discipline to deliver public lectures at the annual Princeton Theological Seminary World Christianity Conference.  These lectures are name in honor of Gerald H. Anderson.

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Announcing the 2023 Gerald H. Anderson Lecturers


Dr. Aparecida Vilaça (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Dr. Arkotong Longkumer (University of Edinburgh), & Dr. Ezra Chitando (University of Zimbabwe)  will be speaking at the Princeton Theological Seminary World Christianity Conference, March 14-17, on the theme, “War, Pandemic, and Climate Change: Global Crises–Past and Present– and their Place in World Christianity Scholarship.”

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The 2022 Gerald H. Anderson Lecture:


Dr. Dana Robert (Boston University) gave the inaugural lecture on June 9, 2022,
in conjunction with OMSC’s Centenary Celebration.


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Dr. Gerald H. Anderson was Director of the Overseas Ministries Study Center from 1976-2000. He was formerly Academic Dean and Professor of Church History at Union Theological Seminary in the Philippines, President of Scarritt College in Nashville, Tennessee, and Senior Research Associate in the Southeast Asia Studies Program at Cornell University.  A former Fulbright Scholar, he studied at the universities of Marburg, Germany; Geneva, Switzerland; and Edinburgh, Scotland. He has a PhD from Boston University, and honorary doctorates from Albertus Magnus College, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Moravian Theological Seminary.  He is the editor and co-author of The Theology of the Christian Mission, Christ and Crisis in Southeast AsiaAsian Voices in Christian TheologyStudies in Philippine Church History, Mission Legacies, and the Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions among many others. To learn more about Dr. Anderson please read his article “My Pilgrimage in Mission” as printed in the July 2005 issue of the IBMR and visit the Gerald H. Anderson Collection at the Yale Divinity School Archives.


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