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Professor Andrew Finlay Walls

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Professor Andrew Finlay Walls,  OBE, MA, BLitt, DD, I'SA Scot. Curator of Collections, Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, since 1996; Din-dor, Scottish Institute of Missionary Studies and I loiumiry Professor, Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen; b. 21.4.28; m., Doreen Mary Harden; 1 s.; 1 d.

Librarian, Tyndale House, Cambridge, 1952-57; Lecturer in Theology, Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone, 1957-62; Head, Department of Religion, Nigeria University, 1962-65; Aberdeen University: Lecturer in Church History, 1966-69, Senior Lecturer, 1969, first Head, Department of Religious Studies, and Riddoch Lecturer in Comparative Religion, 1970, Reader, 1975, Professor of Religious Studies, 1979-85, Emeritus Professor, 1985; Director, Centre for the Study ol Christianity in the Non-Western World, 1982-96; Honorary Professor, Edinburgh University, 1987-2001; Visiting Professor of World Christianity, Yale University, 1988; Visiting Professor of Ecumenics and Mission, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1997-2001; Monrad Visiting Professor of World Christianity, Harvard University, 2000. Co-opted Member, Aberdeen Education Committee, 1971-74; Aberdeen City Councillor, 1974-80; Convener, Arts and Recreation, COSLA, 1978-80; Chairman, Council for Museums and Galleries in Scotland, 1978-81; Vice-Chairman, Committee of Area Museums Councils, 1980-81; Member, Williams Committee on the future of the national museums, 1979-82; Trustee, National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, 1982-85; Member, Museums Advisory Board for Scotland, 1984-85; Trustee, National Museums of Scotland, 1985-87; Methodist Preacher; Past Chairman, Disablement Income Group, Scotland; President, British Association for the History of Religions, 1977-80; Secretary, Scottish Institute of Missionary Studies; Editor, Journal of Religion in Africa, 1967-86; Henry Martyn Lectures, Cambridge University, 1988; Margaret Harris Lectures, Dundee University, 1989; Annual Missiology Lecturer, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1996; Burns Lecturer, Otago University, New Zealand, 2000; Lowell Lecturer, Boston University, 2004; Bainton Lecturer, Yale Divinity School, 2004; Co-chair, Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement; Emeritus Professor, Akrofi Christaller Memorial Centre, Ghana, 2003.

Address: (h.) 58 Stanley Street, Aberdeen AB10 6UR;

Tel:.-01224 581929.

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