UA Lecture Series Follows European Missionaries

The University of Arizona's division for late medieval and reformation studies and St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church will host a series of four summer lectures titled "Make Disciples of all Nations: European Christian Missionaries Reach into the World."

This summer's speakers will journey to the past, when European missionaries reached out to convert the world. Whether Catholic fathers in Latin America and Asia, or Swiss Reformed and Anglican in Africa, all sought to fulfill the dictum to "make disciples of all nations."

Lectures will begin on Sundays at 10:15 a.m. on the dates listed at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church.

Aug 3 - "Confronting the Other: Catholic Missionary Work and the Civilizing Process in Colonial Brazil, Mexico and Peru" by UA doctoral student Paul Buehler
Aug 10 - "Syncretism and Exclusion: Early Modern Catholic Missionary Activities in Asia" by UA doctoral student Sean Clark
Aug 17 - "The Light in the Jungle: The Symphonic Missions of Albert Schweitzer" by UA master�s degree student Adam Duker
Aug 24 - "With Bible in Hand: Anglican Missionaries in Africa" by Susan Karant-Nunn, UA division director and professor of history

The lectures are free and open to the public.