Scott W. Sunquist, PhD

Dean of the School of Intercultural Studies

Scott William Sunquist joined Fuller in July 2012 as dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and professor of world Christianity. He came from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where he served as professor of world Christianity (2009–2012) and the W. Don McClure Associate Professor of World Mission and Evangelism (1995–2009). Previously Dr. 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). Ordained in the PC(USA), he also pastored Covenant Presbyterian Church in Singapore and had been a campus staff member for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in both Virginia and Massachusetts.

Sunquist’s current research and writing focuses on historiography, missiology, and Christianity in the non-Western world. His work has 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: Earliest Christianity to 1453 (2001) and Volume 2: Modern Christianity from 1454–1800 (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.


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