SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Dr. Paul Lewis, associate dean of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel, has co-authored a recently published book on missions titled “Christ Among the Nations: Narratives of Transformation in Global Mission.” Other authors include mission practitioners Sarita Gallagher Edwards, Robert L. Gallagher, and DeLonn L. Rance.

The book addresses the question of Christ’s hope, peace, and joy in relation to our modern world by drawing on biblical, historical, and contemporary narratives. It also covers topics such as religious pluralism, globalization, personal and communal suffering, and attitudes of paternalism, triumphalism, and ethno-centricity.

Discussion questions follow each narrative to allow for group and personal reflection.

“The development of this volume was quite a journey,” Lewis said. “My fellow authors and I have been friends for many years. A reoccurring topic in our conversations was the need for an Introduction to Missions textbook written in a narrative format. This book was developed to meet this need and to provide a resource for students, missionaries, and individuals serving in a cross-cultural ministry.”

Dr. Paul Lewis

About Dr. Paul Lewis

Lewis serves as the seminary’s associate dean and professor of historical theology and intercultural studies. Previous to his role at AGTS, Lewis was the academic dean of Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in Baguio, Philippines. He and his family were also world missionaries with the Assemblies of God in Asia and the Pacific Rim for 23 years. He also served as the editor of “Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies” and the “International Journal of Pentecostal Missiology.”

He has co-authored or co-edited several publications including “A Light to the World: Explorations in Ecumenism, Missions, and Pentecostalism,” “Missiological Research: Interdisciplinary Foundations, Methods, and Integration,” “Asia Pacific Pentecostalism,” “All the Gospel to All the World: 100 Years of Assemblies of God Missiology,” and “What’s So Liberal about the Liberal Arts.”

He has also written numerous book chapters, articles, essays, and reviews.

 

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About AGTS and Evangel University

AGTS serves the larger Pentecostal and Evangelical traditions with 21st century leadership for the Church and its mission. AGTS is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission. AGTS is the embedded seminary of Evangel University, the national school of the Assemblies of God.