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Distinguished Professor Douglas Jacobsen receives $40,000 grant from Louisville Institute to write book on the diversity and interconnectedness of the world Christian movement

June 7th, 2013

Douglas Jacobsen, distinguished professor of church history and theology at Messiah College, has been awarded a Sabbatical Grant for Researchers from the Louisville Institute. His proposal is to write a new book on global Christianity that emphasizes both the diversity and the interconnectedness of the world Christian movement.  The volume will explain the divergent histories of Christianity in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America and will also reflect on what Christians in differing parts of the world can learn from each other.

The Louisville Institute’s Sabbatical Grant for Researchers Program enables scholars to conduct a major study that can contribute to the vitality of Christianity in North America. Grants of up to $40,000 support year-long research projects that address Christian faith and life, pastoral leadership, and/or religious institutions.

The Louisville Institute is funded by the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment and based at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky). The Institute’s fundamental mission is to enrich the religious life of North American Christians and to encourage the revitalization of their institutions, by bringing together those who lead religious institutions with those who study them, so that the work of each might inform and strengthen the other.

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