Andrew Finlay Walls (1928-2021)

Brian Stanley*

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Abstract / Description of output

Andrew Walls, a pioneering historian of Christian missions, was the architect of the study of world Christianity. Trained as a patristic scholar, he went to Sierra Leone in 1957 to teach at Fourah Bay College. There and at the University of Nsukka in Nigeria (1962-66) he became a student of the growing churches of Africa. At the universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh, where he taught between 1966 and 1996, he became a scholar of renown, establishing the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, and supervising students who became leaders in church and academy. His legacy is preserved in institutions across the globe, a host of articles, and his former students.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)319-329
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Bulletin of Mission Research
Issue number4
Early online date31 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Andrew Walls
  • world Christianity
  • African Christianity
  • mission studies


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