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King University News :: Professor of World Christianity Scott Sunquist to speak at King University March 6

Dr. Scott Sunquist, dean and professor of World Christianity of the School of International Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, will speak at King University in the Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, March 6 at 9 a.m., as part of the university’s chapel, convocation, and service program.

“What is so appreciative about Scott is his passion for connecting the mind, heart, and the will in an authentic mission vision,” said the Rev. Dr. Fred Foy Strang, Chaplain, professor of Missions and Bible Religion, and dean of the Peeke School of Christian Mission for King University.  “He is both an outstanding scholar and a hands-on practitioner of mission.”

Sunquist came to Fuller in July 2012 after teaching missiology and Christian history at Pittsburg Theological College.  From 1985 to 1997, he was a Presbyterian missionary teaching in areas of Asian Christianity and ecumenics at Trinity Theological College in the Republic of Singapore

In addition to teaching, Sunquist focuses much of his attention on writing in the areas of Asian Christianity, global Christianity, and missiology.  Sunquist is the editor of “A Dictionary of Asian Christianity” (Eerdmans, 2001), and co-author of “A History of the World Christian Movement, Volume I” (Orbis Books, 2001) and “Volume II” (2012).  He also co-edited a volume with his daughter, Caroline N. Becker, of “A History of Presbyterian Missions 1944-2006” (WJK, 2008).  His coming volumes (June 2013) are an introduction to the study of mission, “Understanding Christian Mission; Participation in Suffering and Glory” (Baker Academic), and an introduction on how to understand Christian history, “Time, Cross, and Glory” (IVP).

Sunquist co-founded with Dr. Glendora Paul the “World Mission Initiative” at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary which helps churches and seminary students increase their involvement in world mission.  He also helped to start a one year missional urban discipleship program call the World Christian Discipleship program. 

Prior to his Seminary teaching, Sunquist attended the University of North Carolina, worked with International Varsity Christian Fellowship for six years in Virginia and Massachusetts, and earned his Master of Divinity degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  He earned his PhD at Princeton Theological Seminary in the areas of mission, ecumenics, and the history of religions.

Scott Sunquist will speak on Wednesday, March 6 at 9 a.m. in the Memorial Chapel at King University.  For more information, contact the Rev. Dr. Fred Foy Strang at 423.652.4708 or ffstrang@king.edu.

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