Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host four lectures in the series “Back to the Future: Church History as if the Future Matters,” Mon., Feb. 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 10:00a.m.-12:15 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Scott Sunquist, associate professor world Christianity, will lead the study.
Participants will look at Christianity as a global faith from its very beginnings. At its center is the cross, and at its periphery are all the nations. Session topics include “How Not to Study Church History”, “Asian Christianity in the First 800 years and Evangelizing Pagan Europe”, “African Christian Kings and Asian Christian Holy Men”, and “The Great 20th Century Reversal and the Miracle that is China.”
Registration fee is $60. Continuing Education units are available and certificates upon request. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at PTS by calling 412-924-1345 or e-mailing ConEd@testsite.pts.edu. Series Brochure.
Sunquist came to the Seminary in 1995 after teaching at Trinity Theological College in the Republic of Singapore from 1987-1995. Most of Sunquist’s research is in the areas of Asian Christianity, global Christianity, and missiology. He is the editor of A Dictionary of Asian Christianity (Eerdmans, 2001) and co-author of A History of the World Christian Movement, Volume I (Orbis Books 2001). Volume II is due out this year. Dr. Sunquist recently published a book with his daughter, Caroline Becker, entitled A History of Presbyterian Missions: 1944-2007. His courses at the Seminary are related to mission theology, gospel and culture issues, and world Christianity. Sunquist spends time working with the World Mission Initiative at the Seminary and speaking at mission conferences. Previous to his Seminary teaching, Sunquist worked with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship for six years in Virginia and Massachusetts, and then studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D.)
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 380 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.