Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
In 1977 Dana Lee Robert received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Louisiana State University.
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
In 1984 Dana Lee Robert obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Yale University.
(The stereotype of the woman missionary has ranged from th...)
The stereotype of the woman missionary has ranged from that of the longsuffering wife, characterized by the epitaph Died, given over to hospitality, to that of the spinster in her unstylish dress and wire-rimmed glasses, alone somewhere for thirty years teaching heathen children. Like all caricatures, those of the exhausted wife and frustrated old maid carry some truth: the underlying message of the sterotypes is that missionary women were perceived as marginal to the central tasks of mission. Rather than being remembered for preaching the gospel, the quintessential male task, missionary women were noted for meeting human needs and helping others, sacrificing themselves without plan or reason, all for the sake of bringing the world to Jesus Christ.Historical evidence, however, gives lie to the truism that women missionaries were and are doers but not thinkers, reactive secondary figures rather than proactive primary ones.
(Written by contributing scholars who are experts in speci...)
Written by contributing scholars who are experts in specific facets of developing Christianity, this survey provides a well-rounded introduction to the history of Christianity and is ideal for anyone interested in the impact of Christianity of world culture down through history. It shows how Christianity emerged from its original Jewish context and developed into a worldwide religion, offering perceptive studies on how its origins and development were influenced by the changing social and cultural contexts in which the founders and leaders of this tradition lived and thought. Provides detailed evidence of the influence of Greco-Roman and Jewish religious concepts and religious movements on the origins of Christianity, considers the structuring of the church conceptually and organizationally in Europe, and discusses Christianity's spread and growth in America and throughout the world. Looks at the profound impact of the culture of the later Roman and medieval world on the development of Christian doctrine and intellectual traditions and helps readers understand the reasons for the divisions between Catholic and Protestant traditions.
(A fascinating look at the lives of women who bore the hea...)
A fascinating look at the lives of women who bore the heat of day in Christian mission, but who were often forgotten by history until now.
(Arthur Tappan Pierson (1837-1911) was the elder statesman...)
Arthur Tappan Pierson (1837-1911) was the elder statesman of the student missionary movement and the leading evangelical advocate of foreign missions in the late 1800s. Occupy until I Come, the first biography of Pierson in more than a century, explores the life, thought, and legacy of this major figure in American religious history. Working from the best available sources, Dana Robert illumines the relationship between A. T. Pierson's role in the surging foreign missions movement and the development of nineteenth-century evangelicalism. Pierson was famous in his day as a Bible teacher, a leader in Keswick holiness piety, and an urban pastor who cared passionately for the poor. An original editor of the Scofield Reference Bible, Pierson also carried on a transatlantic preaching ministry that made him famous in Scotland and England. In covering both Pierson's career and his context, this book is not only the finest available biography of A. T. Pierson but also a valuable portrait of America's religious landscape at a key point in history.
(In this volume, leading historians of Christianity in the...)
In this volume, leading historians of Christianity in the non-Western world examine the relationship between missionaries and nineteenth-century European colonialism, and between indigenous converts and the colonial contexts in which they lived. Forced to operate within a political framework of European expansionism that lay outside their power to control, missionaries and early converts variously attempted to co-opt certain aspects of colonialism and to change what seemed prejudicial to gospel values.
(Exploring how Christianity became a world religion, this ...)
Exploring how Christianity became a world religion, this brief history examines Christian missions and their relationship to the current globalization of Christianity.
In 1977 Dana Lee Robert received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Louisiana State University. In 1984 she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Yale University.
In 1978 Dana Lee Robert worked as a high school history teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 1982 she was an instructor at the Yale University. From 1984 to 1990 Robert was an assistant professor at the Boston University, an associate professor from 1990 to 1997, and was appointed a professor of international mission in 1997. In 1988 she became a contributing editor at the International Bulletin of Missionary Research. In 1990 Robert was a Mission of the Church lecturer at the Emmanuel School of Religion (now Emmanuel Christian Seminary) in Johnson City, Tennessee.
In 1992 she was a lecturer at the Yale University and at the Gordon-Conwell Theological School (now Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary). In 1995 Robert was a Missiology lecturer at the Fuller Theological Seminary. In 1996 she was a Mission lecturer at the Princeton Theological Seminary.
Dana L. Robert is an editor of the journal Church History. In 2010, Dana Robert was selected to deliver the keynote address at the Edinburgh 2010 Conference, which marked the centennial of the World Missionary Conference of 1910.
(The stereotype of the woman missionary has ranged from th...)1997
(Written by contributing scholars who are experts in speci...)1997
(In this volume, leading historians of Christianity in the...)2008
(Arthur Tappan Pierson (1837-1911) was the elder statesman...)2003
(Exploring how Christianity became a world religion, this ...)2009
(A fascinating look at the lives of women who bore the hea...)2002
Dana Lee Robert is a member of the International Association of Mission Studies, of the Association of Professors of Mission, of the American Society of Church History, and of the American Society of Missiology.
Dana Lee Robert married Robert Kinloch Massie, a writer. The marriage ended. On February 17, 1996 she married Marthinus L. Daneel, a missiologist. Dana has two children from her first marriage: Samuel, John.