—Christine Lienemann-Perrin, professor for ecumenical theology at the University of Bern, will deliver a lecture series titled “Mission on the Stage of World Christianity” December 2 and 3—

Princeton, NJ, November 19, 2013–Christine Lienemann-Perrin, professor emerita of missiology and ecumenical studies at the Faculty of Theology, University of Basel, and part-time professor for ecumenical theology at the University of Bern, will address a faith perspective on “Mission on the Stage of World Christianity” in Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual Students’ Lectureship on Missions. The lectures will be held on Monday, December 2 and Tuesday, December 3 in the Daniel J. Theron Room in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

lienemann-perrinLienemann-Perrin studied Protestant theology in Bern, Switzerland, and Montpellier, France, and earned a doctorate from the Faculty of Theology of the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

She was previously an academic staff member of the Protestant Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Heidelberg, and has traveled to South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India, Zaire/Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, and the United States for research, lectures, and study trips.

Her publications focus on mission and interreligious dialogue, feminist missiology, ecumenical political ethics, religious conversion in diverse contexts, and world Christianity.

The lecture schedule is as follows:

Monday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. 

Lecture I: “Christian Mission in Japan’s History: Failure or Success?”                                                                                               

Tuesday, December 3 at 3:00 p.m. 

Lecture II: “‘From Mission Studies to World Christianity Studies: Historiographical, Sociological, and Ecumenical Contours of a New Concept”                                                                    

Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. 

Lecture III: “Account for the Hope That Is in You”: Biblical and Contemporary Perspectives on Mission

All lectures are open to the public free of charge. For more information, contact the Communications/Publications Office at 609.497.7760.

Princeton Theological Seminary, founded in 1812, is the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its mission is to educate leaders for the church of Jesus Christ worldwide, and its more than 500 students and 11,000 graduates from all fifty states and many nations around the world serve Christ in churches, school and universities, healthcare institutions, nonprofit agencies, initiatives for social justice, mission agencies, and the emerging ministries of the church in the twenty-first century.