World Christianity Focus 2012

With Mark Noll and He Qi 

See an exhibition of He Qi’s artwork
 at the Samford University Library
March 26–April 20.

Tuesday, April 3

Modern Martyrs and the Glory of the Lord
Mark Noll
11 a.m., Hodges Chapel

Q&A with Mark Noll
3:30–4:30 p.m., S111 Divinity Hall

Wednesday, April 4

Lessons from the Non-Western World for Christian Churches in America
Mark Noll

Missions Class Lecture
11–11:50 a.m., N101 Divinity Hall

Thursday, April 5

My Pilgrimage: An Artist Searches for Peace and Finds Christ in the Arts
He Qi
Luncheon Lecture*
12–1 p.m., N101 Divinity Hall



 Dr. Mark Noll is the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. His books and most of his courses treat subjects related to the history of Christianity in the United States, Canada and the modern world. His recent titles include The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith (2009), Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind (2011), Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction (2011), and as coauthor, Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa (2011). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and serves as an advisory editor for Books and Culture: A Christian Review.

photo courtesy of William Koechling


Dr. He Qi is a visual artist and professor who was the first among Mainland Chinese to earn aPh.D. in religious art after the Cultural Revolution. He wrote his dissertation while studying at Hamburg Art Institute in Germany, where he was also able to pursue research in medieval art. He Qi is a member of the China Art Association and a former council member of the Asian Christian Art Association(1998-2006). He has spoken and exhibited his art all over the world and hastaught art at the graduate level. He won the 20th Century Award for Achievement in the field of Religious art Theory and Christian Art Creation by the International Biographical Centre Cambridge, England.