News: AGTS releases book celebrating 100 years of Assemblies of God missiology
AGTS has released a new book, All the Gospel to All the World :100 Years or Assemblies of God Missiology, the second volume in The J. Philip Hogan World Missions Series.
"Some of the
most noted contributions to operations and studies of missions
in Christianity over the last century have come from Assemblies
of God missionary practitioners, missionary scholars, and missionary
administrators," said the book's editor Dr. Paul W. Lewis ('88). This book is a sampling of some of these significant writings from the last 100 years in honor of the AG's centennial anniversary this year.
In celebration of the AG centennial, an e-book version of the book is available for $.99 on amazon.com until August 25.
The book contains writings by
- Dick Brogden, missionary to Muslims in the Middle East (AGTS Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies graduate, '14);
- Lazarus Chakwera, former president of the AG of Malawi, secretary of the World AG Fellowship;
- J. Roswell Flower, prominent leader in early decades of the AG;
- Donald Gee, helped to found the AG in Great Britain and Ireland;
- Melvin L. Hodges, early Pentecostal missionary and missiologist;
- Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, prolific writer and Pentecostal theologian;
- Alice Luce, pioneered Pentecostal work among Hispanics is the southwestern United States;
- Julie C. Ma, missionary and missiologist with the Korean AG;
- Wonsuk Ma, missionary and Old Testament scholar with the Korean AG;
- Gary B. McGee, long-time AG educator and Pentecostal historian/missiology (AGTS Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church History and Pentecostal Studies);
- Ivan Satyavrata, AG pastor, educator and leader in India (2009-2010 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions at AGTS);
- Loren Triplett, former executive director of AG World Missions; and
- Morris Williams, former African field director for AG World Missions.
"By the grace of God, the historical foundations of the Assemblies of God have been deeply influenced by brothers and sisters who believed simply that God was empowering them to be part of an 'end-time harvest' and affirmed that Pentecostal empowerment was critical for that harvest to be most effective," said AGTS president and author of the book's foreword, Dr. Byron D. Klaus. " This book gives us a glimpse of the foundational DNA that essentially framed the story of the Assemblies of God and will continue to energize us until the blessed return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."
Paul W. Lewis, editor, is an ordained Assemblies of God minister with 23 years of missionary experience in the United States, Northern Asia and the Philippines. He was the editor of the Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies (2008–2012) and is currently the editor of the Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry and the International Journal of Pentecostal Missiology. He has been the Missionary-in-Residence at AGTS since 2012. He earned his M.Div. from AGTS and his Ph.D. from Baylor University.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4:16 PM