Public Failures and Hidden Successes: A Comparative History of Protestant Missions Five Centuries After the Reformation
Date: Thursday 8th June 2017, 3pm
Venue: Lambeth Palace, London, SE1 7JU
Led by: Professor Alec Ryrie
Professor Alec Ryrie will be giving a Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion Seminar on 'Public Failures and Hidden Successes: A Comparative History of Protestant Missions Five Centuries After the Reformation'.
Location: Lambeth Palace, London, SE1 7JU
Doors open at 2.45pm. Seminar is from 3.00pm-4.30pm
Tea refreshments are from 4.30pm - 5.00pm.
Optional Evening Prayer is at 5.30pm.
For a ticket (which is needed), please contact Graham Kings
Professor Ryrie is a Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University. His field is the history of the Reformation era, and his specialism is the emergence and development of Protestant beliefs, identities and spiritualities in sixteenth and seventeenth-century England and Scotland. His wider interests are in the history of Christianity in the modern era, and he is one of the co-editors of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History.
Professor Ryrie will be drawing on his recently published book, Protestants: the Faith that made the Modern World. Bishop Graham Kings, who wrote a back cover commendation, writes of the book: "Ryrie’s agile mind, pithy style, and energetic narrative brings five hundred years of Protestant history to life. Protestants is shrewd, incisive, and proceeds at an astonishing pace. If you wish to buy one book to understand the impact Martin Luther has had on the modern world, this is it."