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People of Faith Series Featured in Christian History Magazine

Christian History coverThe ISAE is pleased to announce a new cooperative venture between the Institute and the Worcester, PA-based Christian History Institute’s Christian History magazine. The new issue of CH (#102) features articles reflecting the ISAE’s recently-released 6-part People of Faith video series on the history of Christianity in America. Articles from scholars Catherine A. Breckus (U. of Chicago Divinity School), Gary Scott Smith (Grove City College), Angela Tarángo (Trinity University), and Chris Armstrong (Bethel University) frame two of the major themes of the video series, America’s Christian diversity and the Church’s social impact. Additional features include roundtable forum discussions on each of these themes featuring such people as Scott Appleby (Notre Dame), Martin Marty (Chicago), Jennifer Graber (College of Wooster), and Randall Balmer (Barnard College), as well as historical timelines and resources for further reading. Edited by Chris Armstrong and Jennifer Woodruff Tait (Huntington University), this issue of Christian History is an ideal tool not only for personal enrichment but will serve as a valuable resource for congregations, home study groups, and for the high school and college classroom.

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For copies of the magazine for individual or group study contact either the Christian History Institute at 1-800-468-0458, or send an email directly to the ISAE at isae@wheaton.edu.

Papers from ISAE Conference Featured in International Bulletin of Missionary Research

“Faith, Flags, and Identities” is the theme of the July 2012 edition of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research (IBMR) featuring five papers presented at the ISAE’s March 2011 conference on changes in American Protestant missions which was held at Duke Divinity School. The featured papers in this issue include Janel Kragt Bakker’s examination of “sister church” relationships between congregations in the United States and the Global South; Heather Curtis’ analysis of the impact of early Pentecostal missions on global Christianity; Peter Bush’s look at Canadian Presbyterian missions to Canada’s native peoples; Mark Ellingsen’s appraisal of changes in African American missions in the 20th century; and, an examination of the role of Wesley hagiography in Methodist missions around the world by Jason Vickers. The IBMR is a quarterly publication of the Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven, CT, and support for this issue was made possible by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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For copies of this issue or subscription information contact OMSC at ibmr@omsc.com. Limited copies of the July 2012 issue of the IBMR are available from the ISAE as well; contact us at isae@wheaton.edu.

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