Stanley H. SkresletF. S. Royster Professor of Christian Missions
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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. His scholarly interests are focused primarily 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. Dr. Skreslet is an ordained Presbyterian minister and member of the Presbytery of the James. He is a past president of the American Society of Missiology, the Association of Professors of Mission, and the Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Mission, and a former academic dean on the Richmond campus of UPSem. His most recent book, Comprehending Mission, was the first publication to receive the American Society of Missiology’s annual book award. A forthcoming book will analyze the historiography of Christian mission in the modern era.
Link to site of International Association of Mission Studies
Stanley H. Skreslet, Comprehending Mission: The Questions, Methods, Themes, Problems, and prospects of Missiology (Orbis Books)
Stanley H. Skreslet, Picturing Christian Witness: New Testament Images of Disciples in Mission (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing)
Stanley H. Skreslet, Fundamentals of New Testament Greek (Cairo: Bible Society of Egypt, 1995)
Stanley H. Skreslet, Missiology and the IRM over a Century (International Review of Mission 100 (2011): 160-180)
Stanley H. Skreslet, American Presbyterians and the Middle East (A History of Presbyterian Missions, 1944-2007, ed. Scott W. Sunquist and Caroline N. Becker. Louisville: Geneva Press, 2008)
Stanley H. Skreslet, History (Encyclopedia of Mission and Missionaries. New York: Routledge, 2007)
Stanley H. Skreslet, Thinking Missiologically about the History of Mission (International Bulletin of Missionary Research 31 (2007): 59-65)
Stanley H. Skreslet, Configuring Missiology: Reading Classified Bibliographies as Disciplinary Maps (Mission Studies 23 (2006): 171-201)
Stanley H. Skreslet, Doctoral Dissertations on Mission: Ten-Year Update, 1992-2001 (International Bulletin of Missionary Research 27 (2003): 98-133)