THE EARL POPE Lectures in World Christianity series was inaugurated Feb. 21 by one of the world’s foremost experts on the growth and spread of Christianity in the 20th and 21st centuries—Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and professor of history, Yale University Divinity School.
Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the series honors the late Earl A. Pope, Helen P. Manson Professor of the English Bible, and trailblazing scholar on the religious situation in Eastern Europe during the era of Communist domination.
Pope joined the faculty in 1960 and taught for 30 years, retiring in 1990. He received the Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Faculty Award for superior teaching and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for distinguished teaching and contributions to the campus.
Donations to the lecture fund in Pope’s memory may be sent to the Office of Development, 307 Markle Hall, Easton, PA 18042, or may be made via the College website.