The Worlds of Billy Graham: Project and Conference



Worlds of Billy Graham Conference 

Sep. 26-28, 2013
Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL

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Poster of Billy Graham's Memphis Evangelistic CampaignOn December 6, 2011, the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded the Institute a two-year grant to examine the impact of the life, career, and ministry of evangelist Billy Graham.

The undoubted lynchpin that held the modern evangelical movement together, Graham’s 60+-year career provides a unique lens through which to examine American religion as well as the larger story of 20th-century American cultural and political history.

Moreover, his vast influence in promoting world evangelism and missions through such efforts as the Lausanne Committee has meant that he may well have been the singular most important figure in world Christianity during the same period. The ISAE will pursue this topic in several ways, including the following:

  • Research grants aimed at promoting the collections of the Billy Graham Center Archives
  • The sponsorship of a series of lectures and course offerings here at Graham’s alma mater, Wheaton College
  • A series of day-long symposia on Graham’s legacy at major seminaries
  • The production of a DVD documentary designed for classroom and adult study group use
  • Commissioned articles on aspects of Graham’s ministry aimed at pastoral and lay audiences, and
  • The support of scholarly research and writing which will culminate in a major conference at Wheaton College, Sept. 26-28, 2013. 
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Details about specific elements of the project will be announced in the months ahead; future updates will be made available on this website.

Lilly Endowment, Inc.


This project is funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment >>

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