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2021 Gifford Lectures Quickly Approaching

In just over three weeks we will be joined by Senior Professor David Hempton from Harvard University.

The Gifford Lectures and Seminar for 2021 will be held in person in the Playfair Library. Professor Hempton’s title for his Lecture Series is ‘Networks, Nodes, and Nuclei in the History of Christianity, c. 1500-2020.’ Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, places will be limited. You can book your free place here:  Eventbrite Booking

Soon after each lecture this blog will publish a summary of its content with a response from a research graduate or postdoctoral fellow based at the University of Edinburgh, followed by the video of the lecture. We will also have two longer responses from faculty members.

The schedule is as follows:

Lecture 1. Towards a theory of Transnational Religious Change

Monday 4 Oct 2021, 5.30-6.30pm

Lecture 2. Religious Networks in the Reformation Era

Tuesday 5 Oct 2021, 5.30-6.30pm

Lecture 3. Religious Networks in the Age of Empire in New Spain and West Africa

Thursday 7 Oct 2021, 5.30-6.30pm

Lecture 4. The Protestant International: Pietism, Premillennialism and Pentecostalism

Monday 11 Oct 2021, 5.30-6.30pm

Lecture 5. Women’s Networks: Opportunities and Limitations

Tuesday 12 Oct 2021, 5.30-6.30pm

Lecture 6. “Only Connect” : Networked Christianity in the Digital Age

Thursday 14 Oct 2021, 5.30-6.30pm

The Gifford Seminar will be held online via Microsoft TEAMS at 1pm on the 13/10/2021 (Wednesday). See details here

We would also love as many attendees, whether joining in-person or online to join the discussion. You can read about how to join here: How to Engage

Of course you can also join via Twitter anytime with the hashtag #GiffordsEd

This Gifford Lecture Series, focusing on connectivity in Church History will interest students across disciplines, incorporating themes such as Christian Unity, Empire, Mission, Women, World Christianity, Digitality, Social Culture and Politics.

Read more about Senior Professor Hempton here:

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