Pew Lecture on Faith and Learning
Will Be Thursday, Jan. 17
Posted January 14, 2002
HOLLAND -- The annual Hope College Pew Lecture on
faith and learning will take place on Thursday, Jan. 17, at
11 a.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The lecture, titled "'United We Stand, Divided We
Fall': The Integration of Faith and Learning. A Dialogue
Presentation," will be given by Lamin Sanneh, who is the D.
Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at
Sanneh is the author or co-author of 10 books and
more than 100 articles on religious and historical subjects.
His books include "Translating the Message: The Missionary
Impact on Culture," "Encountering the West: Christianity
and the Global Cultural Process," "West African
Christianity: the Religious Impact" and "Abolitionists
Abroad: American Blacks and the Making of Modern West
Sanneh began his education in Gambia, later
studying in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
He received his Ph.D. in Islamic history from the University
He taught at Harvard University for eight years
before moving to Yale University in 1989. At Yale he has
chaired the university Council on African Studies. He is
also a member of the Board of the Institute for Advanced
Christian Studies, an editor-at-large of "The Christian
Century" and a contributing editor of the "International
Bulletin of Missionary Research," and serves on the
editorial board of several academic journals.
The Pew Faith and Learning Lecture is being
sponsored by Hope's Pew College Society. The Pew College
Society at Hope exists to encourage Hope students to pursue
careers in college and university teaching as Christian
service. The society was established in 1997, and has 40
junior and senior members.
Additional information on the lecture or the Pew
Society may be obtained by contacting Marc Baer of the
college's history faculty. The department of history may be
called at (616) 395-7590.
The Maas Center is located on Columbia Avenue at