About CSWCEdinburgh

The Centre for the Study of World Christianity (formerly, the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World) is a research centre in the School of Divinity in the University of Edinburgh.

Book Launch: Andrew Walls’s The Missionary Movement from the West 

On November 29, 2023, the Centre held a book launch for Andrew Walls’s posthumously authored book, The Missionary Movement from the West, published in 2023 through Eerdmans. Panelists included the editor, Brian Stanley, and three respondents, Ray Burbank, Ken Ross, and Emma Wild-Wood.

If you are unable to access the video above from YouTube, you can also try watching it from the University of Edinburgh’s Media Hopper service.

Honorary DD Conferred upon Centre Alumna, Professor Esther Mombo

Professor Esther Mombo DD, on the 27th of November 2023. Photo by Douglas Robertson.

On the 27th of November 2023, Professor Esther Mombo, an alumna of the Centre, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from the University of Edinburgh. Below is her speech delivered upon receiving the prestigious honor.

Exactly 25 years ago today I graduated with a PhD from this exact place. I was given powers to read and to do all that pertains to the degree. Today I have been conferred with a honorary degree in recognition of the work I have done after the PhD degree. 

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Walls-Bediako Memorial Article: Call for Papers

Studies in World Christianity is pleased to announce an open call for contributions to be considered as the Walls-Bediako Memorial Article—in memory of Andrew F. Walls and Kwame Bediako. The article will be featured in an issue of Studies in World Christianity and published as Gold Open Access, with the normal £1,000 Article Processing Charge waived. This will make the article freely accessible online, with extra publicity from Studies in World Christianity and Edinburgh University Press, and heighten the visibility of the author and their scholarship. Given the important place of language in the works of Walls and Bediako, if the author’s mother tongue is not English, we hope to link the published article to a mother-tongue version provided by the author on the Edinburgh University Press website.

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