Hanciles is founding director of Center for Missiological Research at Fuller
Jehu J. Hanciles
, Fuller’s associate professor of history of Christianity and globalization, has been appointed to the Brooks Chair of World Christianity at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He will assume the new position at Emory in September.
“Dr. Hanciles’s contributions to missiological research and scholarship during his time at Fuller cannot be overstated,” says C. Douglas McConnell, provost and former dean of the School of Intercultural Studies. “Through his commitment to excellence in scholarship and passion for collaborative research among Western and non-Western scholars, Jehu has helped strengthen Fuller’s role as a leader in missiological research.”
Hanciles, who joined Fuller’s faculty full-time in 2000, is founding director of the Center for Missiological Research (CMR) at Fuller, which was established in 2008. The CMR promotes collaborative research among Western and non-Western scholars on emerging missiological issues, and has served to enhance the academic vigor and cooperative spirit of the School of Intercultural Studies’ PhD program. Hanciles also directed the Global Research Institute at Fuller for nine years, which became a part of CMR as a postdoctoral fellowship program.
“The years I have spent at Fuller represent the most academically productive of my career,” says Dr. Hanciles. “The opportunity for involvement in major new initiatives like the Center for Missiological Research will remain a highlight of my professional life. It has also been a great privilege to develop new courses that explore or reflect changing global realities and interact with students both in and outside the classroom. I leave Fuller with a strong sense of being fully equipped for the journey ahead.”
Born in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, Dr. Hanciles has worked in his native country as well as in Scotland, Zimbabwe, and the United States. His research focuses on the history, experiences, and expressions of Christianity in the non-Western world, and his publications include works on African Christianity, missiology, and globalization.
Recent books he has authored include Beyond Christendom: Globalization, African Migration, and the Transformation of the West
and Euthanasia of a Mission: African Church Autonomy in a Colonial Context.
Dr. Hanciles will be at Fuller through August 31.