Scott William Sunquist joined Fuller in July 2012 as
dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and professor of world
Christianity. He comes from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where he served
for 17 years as professor of world Christianity (2009–2012) and the W. Don
McClure Associate Professor of World Mission and Evangelism (1995-2009). Previously
Sunquist and his wife, Nancy, were missionaries in the Republic of Singapore, where
he was a lecturer in church history, ecumenics, and Asian Christianity at
Trinity Theological College (1987–1995) and, as an ordained minister of the
PC(USA), served as pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Singapore. Prior
to this he was a campus
staff member for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in both Virginia and
main interests lie in Christian mission, evangelism, and world Christian
history. He has written in the areas of mission theology, pluralism, and Asian
Christianity, and at present focuses his research and writing on
historiography, missiology, and Christianity in the non-Western world.
articles, chapters, reviews, and essays have been published in numerous missiological
and theological journals and books. He is editor of A Dictionary of Asian
Christianity (2001) and coauthor, with Dale Irvin, of History of the
World Christian Movement: Volume 1 (2001) and Volume 2 (forthcoming in
October 2012). With his daughter, Caroline Becker, he also coedited A
History of Presbyterian Missions, 1944–2007 (2008).
Sunquist currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of World Christianity and Orbis Books (mission series). He is
also a board member for the Foundation
for Theological Education for Southeast Asia and, previously, for Presbyterians
for Renewal and the former Presbyterian Center for Mission Studies.
Sunquist and his wife have four grown children and
(at present) four grandchildren.
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching:
Asian Christianity, historiography, missiology, Christianity in the non-Western world