Summoned from the Margin

Summoned from the Margin

Lamin Sanneh is D. Willis James Professor of World Christianity at Yale University and author of the new memoir Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African, which just won the 2013 Christianity Today Book Award for History/Biography.

Back in November Sanneh traveled to Grand Rapids to deliver the Stob Lectures at Calvin Theological Seminary. While he was in town, he also paid a friendly visit to Eerdmans, during which he sat down with Internet marketing manager Rachel Bomberger for a video interview.

The conversation (which we now share below) ranged from the complex social dynamics of a polygamous family to the difficulties of converting to Christianity in a Muslim-majority society — and beyond. Enjoy!