Stanley H. Skreslet

Academic Dean, Richmond, and F. S. Royster Professor of Christian Missions

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Phone: 804.278.4230

Location: Richmond

Department: History


Yale University, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, D.Min.

Lewis and Clark College, B.,A.



Stanley H. Skreslet returned to Union Presbyterian Seminary in 1997 after ten years of service on the faculty of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo through the mission program of the Presbyterian Church (USA).  Previously, he taught at the College of Idaho, after having been Chaplain and Director of Church Relations for the College.  Skreslet’s scholarly interests are focused particularly on the field of missiology, but also include the history of Christianity, Islam, and Orthodox Christianity, especially as these latter topics relate to the Middle East.  He is an ordained Presbyterian minister and member of the Presbytery of the James.  His term as Academic Dean on the Richmond campus began in 2010.  His most recent book, Comprehending Mission, is a comprehensive introduction to the field of missiology. 

Books & Publications

For a full list of Dr. Skreslet’s publications, use the link below to his current CV.

Comprehending Mission: The Questions, Methods, Themes, Problems, and Prospects of Missiology (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2012)

Picturing Christian Witness: New Testament Images of Disciples in Mission (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006)

Fundamentals of New Testament Greek (Cairo: Bible Society of Egypt, 1995; a textbook and beginning reference grammar in Arabic)

“Missiology and the IRM over a Century,” International Review of Mission 100 (2011): 160-180

“American Presbyterians and the Middle East,” in A History of Presbyterian Missions, 1944-2007, ed. Scott W. Sunquist and Caroline N. Becker.  Louisville: Geneva Press, 2008

“History.”  Encyclopedia of Mission and Missionaries.  New York: Routledge, 2007

“Thinking Missiologically about the History of Mission,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 31 (2007): 59-65

“Configuring Missiology: Reading Classified Bibliographies as Disciplinary Maps,” Mission Studies 23 (2006): 171-201

“Doctoral Dissertations on Mission: Ten-Year Update, 1992-2001,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 27 (2003): 98-133

Faculty Speaking Engagements and Events

Courses Taught

Courses taught recently: History of Christianity (Reformation to the present); History of Christian Mission to 1910; Mission and Missiology since 1910; History of Christianity in Africa; Religion of Islam; Middle East Travel Seminar; Global Perspectives on Christian Mission

Curriculum Vitae