Geneva College

 

 

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle

Office Phone: 724-847-6632
smdoyle@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Associate Professor of History and Humanities
  • Asian, Middle Eastern, and African History
  • Asian Religions, Islam, and Global Christianity
  • Humanities 

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D., Non-Western History, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2005
    Specializations: south Asian cultural history, Asian Christianity

Courses Taught

  • Non-Western History Sequence:
    • Modern Asia
    • Middle East
    • Modern Africa
  • Upper-Level History Courses:
    • Religion and Society in Traditional South Asia
    • Religion and Society in Traditional East Asia
    • Christianity in Asia
    • Christianity in Africa and the Middle East
    • Freedom Struggle: Gandhi and Mandela
    • Orientalism and Postcolonialism
    • History and Theory
  • Introductory Courses:
    • Introduction to Historical Studies
    • Humanities 203-  Western Culture: Classical through Baroque Eras

Presentation/Publications

  • Synthesizing the Vedanta: The Theology of Pierre Johanns S.J. Oxford: P. Lang, 2006.
  • “Reading John through Bhakti eyes: the Hermeneutics of A. J. Appasamy.”  Chapter in World Christianity in Local Context (ed. Stephen Goodwin), Continuum Press,  2009.
  • “Prophetic Precepts or Divine Preeminence: Rammohan Roy vs. Joshua Marshman on the Significance of Jesus.”  Chapter in Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things: William Carey and Adoniram Judson, Mission Pioneers (ed. Allen Yeh and Chris Chun), Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2013.

Current Projects

  • My ongoing research involves examining the lives and thought of indigenous Christians and missionaries in India who engaged deeply with Hindu cultural traditions.
  • I love to travel. So far, I have visited 25 different countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. I have lived and studied in Scotland for four years and taught in Italy for two years in the Geneva College Semester in Rome program.

Awards & Distinctions Received

  • Served on the Steering Committee for the World Christianity Consultation of the Evangelical Theological Society, 2010-2013
  • Travel Funds Recipient, Geneva College Faculty Development, 2009
     For visiting and photographing Kenya and Morocco
  • Research Funds Recipient, Methodist University Faculty Development, 2007
    For conducting archival research in the Universities of Mumbai and Pune, India
  • Research Funds Recipient, University of Edinburgh Small-Project Fund, 2003
    For conducting archival research in the Universities of Leuven and Namur, Belgium
  • Research Funds Recipient, The Spalding Trust, Cambridge University, 2003
    For conducting archival research in the University of Calcutta, India
  • Overseas Research Schemes Award, Universities UK, 2002-2004
  • Faculty Scholarship, University of Edinburgh, 2002-2004
  • Division of Humanities Scholarship, University of Edinburgh, 2001

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of Non-Western Christianity
  • American Society of Church History
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Evangelical Theological Society

 

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