LECTURE- Autumn Series
Christian Missions and Modern Western Science
This talk explores the historical connections between the modern missionary movement and Western science. I argue that missionaries contributed significantly to the making of a range of modern scientific disciplines, notably linguistics, anthropology, geography, natural history and the biomedical sciences. Many also helped to spread Western scientific knowledge and practices around the world. Yet missionary science cannot adequately be understood by focusing exclusively on white missionaries. Host cultures played vital roles, ‘converting’ the missionary movement in important ways.
By Dr. John Stenhouse, Associate Professor
In Intellectual history, Religious history, andNew Zealand history
Thursday 8 March 2012
Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership
Hewitson Wing, Knox College
Arden Street, off Opoho Road.
Refreshments at 5pm – Gold Coin Donation