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Kathryn Long

October 21, 2019

Since its inauguration in 2008, the King Institute for Faith and Culture has sought to foster conversation about things that matter, joining town and gown as we bring guests who work at the intersections of Christian faith and culture: artists and ministers, scholars and writers, politicians and prophets.

Just retired from a long teaching career at Wheaton College, Kathryn Long is a historian of Christianity in the Americas.

An ordained PC(USA) minister, her recent book God in the Rainforest: A Tale of Martyrdom and Redemption in Amazonian Ecuador examines “the defining missionary narrative for American evangelicals during the second half of the twentieth century,” the mission to the Waorani people of Ecuadorian Amazon.

Beginning with the deaths of five missionaries, this mission continued through the work of several women, including King graduate Catherine Peeke (’47). Of God in the Rainforest, Grant Wacker has said, “it reveals Long’s eye for the telling quotation, insight into the ironies that marked the Waorani story, and appreciation for humor in the midst of heroism, conflict, tragedy, and pain.”

Time and Location

9:15 a.m. – King Memorial Chapel

7:00 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church