Paul KollmanCatholic scholar Paul Kollman will deliver the next installment of the Dean’s Lecture Series on Friday, April 12, with an address entitled "Understanding the World Christian Turn in Theology and the History of Christianity."

The lecture begins at noon in room 252 of Candler’s Rita Anne Rollins Building. It is free and open to the public.

Kollman, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is associate professor of theology and executive director of the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame. Kollman’s research focuses on African Christianity, mission history, and world Christianity.

He has published articles and reviews in a variety of journals on the subjects of theology, religious studies, and African studies, and in 2005, he published The Evangelization of Slaves and Catholic Origins in Eastern Africa.

Kollman’s current project is a book on the Catholic missionary evangelization of eastern Africa. He is also engaged in a long-term study of the Catholic Charismatic Movement in Africa, working with political scientists in the United States for a volume tentatively entitled Sinners, Saints, and Citizens: The Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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