Sanneh, Lamin

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SANNEH, Lamin. American (born Gambia). Genres: Theology/Religion. Career: Centre for the Study of Islam and Christianity, Ibadan, Nigeria, tutor, 1969-71; Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, visiting scholar, 1974-75; University of Ghana, Legon, lecturer, 1975-78; University of Aberdeen, Scotland, lecturer, 1978-81; Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, assistant professor, became associate professor, 1981-89; Yale University, New Haven, CT, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and professor of history, fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center and Trumbull College, 1989-. Summer school instructor at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA, 1987, and the Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO, 1988. Publications: West African Christianity: The Religious Impact, 1983; Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture, 1989; The Jakhanke Muslim Clerics: A Religious and Historical Study of Islam in Sene- gambia (c. 1250-1905), 1990; Encountering the West: Christianity and the Global Cultural Process: The African Dimension, 1993; The Crown and the Turban: Muslims and West African Pluralism, 1996; Piety and Power: Muslims and Christians in West Africa, 1996; Religion and the Variety of Culture: A Study in Origin and Practice, 1996; (with L. Newbigin and J. Taylor) Faith and Power: Christianity and Islam in Secular Britain, 1998; Abolitionists Abroad: American Blacks & the Making of Modern West Africa, 2000. Contributor to books and periodicals. Address: Divinity School, Yale University, 409 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]