Scott W. Sunquist

Scott Sunquist (headshot)

Missiology Author

Scott William Sunquist joined Fuller in July 2012 as dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and professor of world Christianity.  Previously Sunquist taught 17 years at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and before that he and his wife, Nancy, served as missionaries in the Republic of Singapore, where he was a lecturer in church history, ecumenics, and Asian Christianity at Trinity Theological College (1987–1995). Sunquist has also served as a campus staff member for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in both Virginia and Massachusetts. Dr. Sunquist’s main interests lie in Christian mission, evangelism, and world Christian history.

Sunquist’s articles, chapters, reviews, and essays have been published in numerous missiological and theological journals and books. Most recently, he published Explorations in Asian Christianity: History, Theology, Mission (2017). He also authored The Unexpected Christian Century: The Reversal and Transformation of Global Christianity, 1900–2000 (2015) which received the Book of Excellence award for 2016 form the American Society of Missiology, and coedited, with Amos Yong, The Gospel and Pluralism Today: Reassessing Lesslie Newbigin in the 21st Century (2015). His earlier volume Understanding Christian Mission: Participation in Suffering and Glory (2013) received the Christianity Today 2014 Best Book award in the “Missions/Global Affairs” category.

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“The missio Dei requires that we work together as the body of Christ, not building personal kingdoms, but looking forward in our ministry to the city built by God.”

+ Dr. Sunquist, reflecting on missiology in his book Understanding Christian Mission: Participation in Suffering and Glory. Hear from other voices on the topic of changing missiology here.

Articles by Scott W. Sunquist