The Department of Religious Studies Annual Awards Reception and Lecture will be held this year on Monday, April 22, from 5:30-9:00PM in the Kansas Union. The featured speaker for the annual FODORS lecture is Paul Gifford, one of the foremost scholars of global Pentecostal Christianity and charismatic Christian movements in Africa. His numerous publications include Ghana's New Christianity: Pentecostalism in a Globalising African Economy (London: Hurst & Company, 2004), Christianity, Politics and Public Life in Kenya (London: Hurst & Company, 2009), and Exporting the American Gospel: Global Christian Fundamentalism. Routledge, 1996 (coauthored with S. Brouwer, 1996).
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Friends of the Department of Religious Studies.
Reception: 5:30-7:00 PM, Mallott Room, Kansas Union. Department of Religious Studies Annual Awards Reception. The reception and hor d’ouevres will be provided without charge to those who have made financial contributions to support our program during this school year. Others may join us at $10.00 per person. Please RSVP no later than April 12 to Amanda Enneking, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you plan to attend. Professor Paul Gifford will be our featured guest.
Lecture: 7:30–9:00 PM, Kansas Room, Kansas Union. Paul Gifford, Professor Emeritus of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. The Southern Shift of Christianity: The Nature & Appeal of Africa's New Pentecostal Churches. The lecture is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.