Lamin Sanneh

Lamin Sanneh

  • Lamin Sanneh 
  • D. Willis James Professor of Missions & World Christianity, Professor of History, Professor of International and Area Studies, Yale Divinity School

 

Born and raised in Gambia, he earned his doctorate in Islamic History at the University of London. After converting from Islam to Roman Catholicism, he writes about the relationship between Islam and Christianity. He also studies World Christianity and criticizes the accepted history of mission among modern academics. He has taught as a professor at the University of Ghana, the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, Harvard, and now Yale Divinity School. His presentation will discuss "Faith and Citizenship with Reference to Africa: A Comparative Inquiry."

Presentations at Calvin University:

Lamin Sanneh - “Faith and Citizenship with Reference to Africa: A Comparative Inquiry” - Part 2
Part of the: Stob Lecture Series

Thursday, November 15, 2012  (7:30 PM–9:00 PM EST)
Seminary Auditorium (175S)

Watch now Lamin Sanneh - “Faith and Citizenship with Reference to Africa: A Comparative Inquiry” - Part 1
Part of the: Stob Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 14, 2012  (7:30 PM–9:00 PM EST)
Seminary Auditorium (175S)

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Featured publication

Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African

Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African
by Lamin Sanneh 
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (September 24, 2012)

Selected Publications

West African Christianity: The Religious Impact. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 1983. 
Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 1989. 
The Jakhanke Muslim Clerics: A Religious and Historical Study of Islam in Senegambia. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 1989. 
Encountering the West: Christianity and the Global Cultural Process: The African Dimension. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 1993. 
Religion and the Variety of Culture: A Study in Origin and Practice. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International. 1996. 
Piety and Power: Muslims and Christians in West Africa. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 1996.
The Crown and the Turban: Muslims and West African Pluralism. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 1997. 
Faith and Power: Christianity and Islam in "Secular" Britain. London: SPCK. 1998. 
Abolitionists Abroad: American Blacks and the Making of Modern West Africa. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2009.
Whose Religion is Christianity?: The Gospel Beyond the West. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. 2004.
The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World. New York: Oxford University Press. 2005. 
Disciples of all Nations: Pillars of World Christianity. New York: Oxford University Press. 2008. 
Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. 2012.
Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam. New York: Oxford University Press. 2016. 
The Wiley Blackwell Companion to World Christianity. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 2016. 

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