Dana L. Robert

Dr. Dana L. Robert

Address1 Silber Way
Boston, MA 2215

Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission, Boston University School of Theology

B.A., Louisiana State University,
Ph.D., Yale University,

Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission; Co-director, Center for Global Christianity and Mission. Dr. Robert’s research and teaching interests span the fields of mission history, the history of world Christianity, and mission theology. She is a well-known lecturer on global Christianity, and she especially enjoys teaching students about the history of Christianity as it moves from one culture to another. Her most recent books are Converting Colonialism: Visions and Realities in Mission History, 1706-1914 (Curzon-Eerdmans 2008), and Christian Mission: How Christianity Became a World Religion (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). Her books Gospel Bearers, Gender Barriers: Missionary Women in the Twentieth Century (Orbis 2002) and “Occupy Until I Come”: A.T. Pierson and the Evangelization of the World (Eerdmans, 2003) were named outstanding books in mission studies. With M.L. Daneel, she edits the book series “African Initiatives in Christian Mission” (University of South Africa Press). A member of the United Methodist Church, she is writing the denominational mission study for 2010. Robert received her BA from Louisiana State University and her PhD from Yale University. See the History of Missiology website at http://digilib.bu.edu/mission.

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