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Robert, Dana L. 1956-

ROBERT, Dana L. 1956-

PERSONAL: Born October 9, 1956, in Lake Charles, LA; daughter of P. Charles (a teacher) and Mary Ellen (a homemaker; maiden name, Spiller) Robert; married Robert Kinloch Massie (a writer; marriage ended); married Marthinus L. Daneel (a missiologist), February 17, 1996; children: (first marriage) Samuel, John. Education: Louisiana State University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1977; Yale University, Ph.D., 1984. Religion: United Methodist. Hobbies and other interests: Playing the piano, fishing, tatting lace, making Ukrainian Easter eggs.

ADDRESSES: Office—School of Theology, Boston University, 745 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: High school history teacher in Baton Rouge, LA, 1978; Yale University, New Haven, CT, instructor, 1982; Boston University, Boston, MA, assistant professor, 1984-90, associate professor, 1990-97, professor of international mission, 1997—. Zimbabwean Institute for Religious Research and Ecological Conservation, vice president and member of board of trustees. Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City, TN, Mission of the Church Lecturer, 1990; Yale University, lecturer, 1992; Gordon-Conwell Theological School, lecturer, 1992; Fuller Theological Seminary, Missiology Lecturer, 1995; Princeton Theological Seminary, Mission Lecturer, 1996. Pew Charitable Trusts, member of executive committee of African Initiatives in Christian Mission in Southern Africa, 1995-98, member of North American Committee, North Atlantic Missiology Project, 1996-98; Boston Theological Institute, chair of International Mission and Ecumenism Committee, 1996.

MEMBER: International Association of Mission Studies, Association of Professors of Mission, American Society of Missiology (member of board of publications, 1985-89), American Society of Church History.

AWARDS, HONORS: Ford Foundation grant, 1996; grant from DeFreitas Charitable Foundation, 1996-2000; American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice was selected as one of fifteen outstanding books in mission studies, International Bulletin of Missionary Research, 1997.


Arthur Tappan Pierson and Evangelical Movements (in Korean), Yangsuh Publishing (Seoul, Korea), 1988.

American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice, Mercer University Press (Macon, GA), 1997.

(With Howard Kee, Emily Albu, and others) Christianity: A Social and Cultural History, 2nd edition, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1997.

Evangelism As the Heart of Mission, General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church (New York, NY), 1998.

Occupy until I Come: A. T. Pierson and the Evangelization of the World, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 2003.

Also contributing editor, International Mission Bibliography, Scarecrow Press (Metuchen, NJ); editor (with husband, Marthinus L. Daneel), African Initiatives in Christian Mission, University of South Africa Press (Pretoria, South Africa). Contributor to books, including Earthen Vessels: American Evangelicals and Foreign Missions, 1880-1980, edited by Joel Carpenter and Wilbert Shenk, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1990; The Good News of the Kingdom: Mission Theology for the Nineties, edited by Charles Van Engen, Dean Gilliland, and Paul Pierson, Orbis Books (Maryknoll, NY), 1995; and New Directions in American Religious History, edited by Harry Stout and Darryl Hart, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1997. General editor (with Marthinus L. Daneel) of the series "African Initiatives in Christian Mission," University of South Africa Press (Pretoria, South Africa), beginning 1995. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Missiology, Christian Century, Judson Bulletin, Mission Studies, and Methodist History. Contributing editor, International Bulletin of Missionary Research, beginning 1988; member of international editorial board, Missionalia, beginning 1993, and Religion and Theology/Religie & Teologie, beginning 1994.



Library Journal, June 15, 2003, George Westerlund, review of Occupy until I Come: A. T. Pierson and the Evangelization of the World, p. 78.*

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