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Amos Yong

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


“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?”


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


Amos Yong came to Fuller Seminary in 2014 from Regent University School of Divinity, where he taught for nine years, serving most recently as J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology and as 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 and 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 The Future of Evangelical Theology: Soundings from the Asian American Diaspora (IVP Academic, 2014); Renewing Christian Theology: Systematics for a Global Christianity, with Jonathan A. Anderson (Baylor University Press, 2014); Interdisciplinary and Religio-Cultural Discourses on a Spirit-Filled World: Loosing the Spirits, coedited with Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen and Kirsteen Kim (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); Pneumatology and the Christian-Buddhist Dialogue: Does the Spirit Blow through the Middle Way? Studies in Systematic Theology 11 (Brill, 2012); The Cosmic Breath: Spirit and Nature in the Christianity-Buddhism-Science Trialogue, Philosophical Studies in Science & Religion 4 (Brill, 2012); and Spirit of Love: A Trinitarian Theology of Grace (Baylor University Press, 2012). He has also authored 200 (and counting) scholarly articles in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals, edited book collections, and other venues. Dr. Yong is past president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

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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