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Amos Yong

Chief Academic Officer, Dean of the School of Theology and the School of Intercultural Studies, and Professor of Theology and Mission

BA, Bethany College of the Assemblies of God
MA, Western Evangelical Seminary
MA, Portland State University
PhD, Boston University

Courses Taught

MT501: Doing Theology in Global Contexts

MT544: Disability and Mission

Campus Affiliations

Areas of Expertise

Global Pentecostalism, theology and science, theology of mission, political theology, systematic and constructive theology, theology and disability, comparative theology, theology of religions, interfaith encounter/dialogue, Buddhist-Christian dialogue

Videos

“How powerfully will the love of God be manifest to the world when it sees the church not only seeking to care for those who are the most vulnerable in their midst, but actually valuing how such people contribute to shaping the very nature of the church as an inclusive and hospitable community?”

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Dr. Yong, in a lecture on able theology. Learn more.

Bio

Amos Yong came to Fuller in 2014 as professor of theology and mission and director of the School of Intercultural Studies’ Center for Missiological Research, overseeing the PhD and ThM intercultural studies programs. In 2019, he was appointed dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and of the School of Theology, and in 2020 was named chief academic officer for Fuller. He has authored or edited more than 50 books and 225 scholarly articles, and remains active in church and academy.

Before coming to Fuller, he taught for nine years at Regent University School of Divinity, where the last positions he held were J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology and dean. Prior to that he was on the faculty at Bethel University in St. Paul, Bethany College of the Assemblies of God, and served as a pastor. He also worked in Social and Health Services in Vancouver, Washington.

Yong’s scholarship has been foundational in Pentecostal theology, interacting with both traditional theological traditions and contemporary contextual theologies—dealing with such themes as the theologies of Christian-Buddhist dialogue, of disability, of hospitality, and of the mission of God. He has authored or edited almost four dozen volumes. Among the most recent are Renewing the Church by the Spirit: Theological Education after Pentecost (Theological Education between the Times) (forthcoming, 2020), Pentecostal Theology and Jonathan Edwards (T&T Clark, 2019), Mission after Pentecost (Mission in Global Community): The Witness of the Spirit from Genesis to Revelation (2019), Can “White” People Be Saved?: Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission (2018), Learning Theology: Tracking the Spirit of Christian Faith (2018), The Bible and Disability: A Commentary (2017), and the Global Renewal Christianity series.

Download Dr. Yong’s CV, which includes a list of his current publications, here.

Watch Dr Yong present at the 2018 American Society of Missiology Annual Meeting.

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