Award-Winning Author To Speak At Covenant College On “Learning To Pray With African Christians”

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dr. Mark Gornik will present a series of lectures entitled “Learning to Pray with African Christians: Ethnography, Theology, and a World of Christianity” at Covenant College on Feb. 14-16.

Dr. Gornik is the director of City Seminary of New York in Harlem and is the author of Word Made Global: Stories of African Christianity in New York City, winner of Christianity Today’s 2012 Book Award in the missions and global affairs category.

“Christianity is growing and thriving in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, while experiencing new developments in the West,” said Dr. Gornik. “How can we learn about this world of Christianity? And how are we together part of this kingdom story? The primary aim of this brief course is to introduce ethnography as a way of understanding lived and embodied Christianity. Using examples of Christian faith as something communities do and experience, we will explore understandings ‘on-the-ground’ of Christian identity, prayer, conversion, and ministry in a variety of ecclesial settings, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, and North America. By so doing, we hope to explore the processes by which Christian faith continues to ‘happen,’ remaining dynamic and transformative across cultures and contexts.”

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 14

11 a.m., chapel:

“Learning to Pray with African Christians”

6:30-10 p.m., Brock Hall:

“The Anthropology of Christianity”

Friday, Feb. 15

11 a.m., chapel:

“Relearning Theology from African Churches”

6:30-10 p.m., Brock Hall:

“Perspectives and Practices of Ethnography”

Saturday, Feb. 16

8 a.m.-noon, Brock Hall:

“Voices, Dreams, and Burning Bushes”

For more information, visit www.covenant.edu or call 706 820-1560.

The WIC Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of the Women in the Church (WIC) of the Presbyterian Church in America.

The views expressed by Covenant-sponsored speakers do not necessarily represent the views of Covenant College or its constituencies.

 


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