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Robert L. Gallagher, Ph.D.

Director of the Intercultural Studies M. A. and Certificate Programs, and Professor of Intercultural Studies

On Faculty since 1998
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Dr. Gallagher's professional interests include research into biblical theology of mission, the expansion of Christianity from postapostolic times to 1800, and leadership development of cross-cultural workers. He is an ordained offshore minister of the Australian National Council of CRC Churches International, as well as an ordained minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in the United States. From 2010-2011, he also served as the president of the American Society of Missiology. His personal interests include reading mission biographies, hiking, travel, watching feature films (1930-60), English mysteries, foreign films, and spending time with his family.

Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Ph.D., Intercultural Studies, 1998

Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
M.A., Theology, 1992

Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
M.A., Missiology, 1991

University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
M.St.Ed., Education, 1983

University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
B.A., History & Philosophy of Science, 1980

University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
B.Sc., Material Engineering, 1975

Dying to Witness: Francis’ Mission to Muslims. 
North Central Evangelical Missiological Society - March 16, 2019, Deerfield, IL

Luther’s Reformation Mission
Society for Pentecostal Studies - March 1, 2019, Lanham, MD

Early Lutheranism in Scandinavia
Annual Evangelical Missiological Society - October 12, 2018, Dallas, TX

The Uniqueness of Christ in a Polarized World
Association of Professors of Mission - June 15, 2017, Wheaton, IL

Local-Church Chinese Immigration
Society for Pentecostal Studies - March 1, 2017, Springfield, MO

Chinese Immigrants in Chicago
North Central, Evangelical Missiological Society - October 14, 2016, Deerfield, IL

Soteriology in Luke-Acts
International Association for Mission Studies - August 7, 2016, Seoul, South Korea

Women Missionaries in Film
American Society of Missiology - June 20, 2015, St. Paul, MN

Covenantal Mateship in Australia
American Academy of Religion - November 23, 2014, San Diego, CA

Mission in Changing Landscapes
World Mission Institute - April 25, 2014, Chicago, IL

St. Paul’s Missionary Methods
Annual Evangelical Missiological Society - September 21, 2012, Chicago, IL

God’s Mission to Philistines
International Association for Mission Studies - July 18, 2012, Toronto, Canada

  • INTR 504: Perspectives in Global Outreach
  • INTR 514: Spiritual Formation & Witness
  • INTR 514: Spiritual and Professional Formation
  • INTR 521: Historical Foundations
  • INTR 522: Contemporary Mission History
  • INTR 531: Theological Foundations
  • INTR 533: Great Thinkers in Mission
  • INTR 534: Mission in Acts
  • INTR 535: Holy Spirit & Mission
  • INTR 556: Leadership Development
  • INTR 561: Intercultural Communication
  • INTR 571: Film & Mission
  • INTR 667: Leadership in Cultural Context
  • INTR 693: Intercultural Studies Capstone
  • INTR 694: Missiology Mentoring Seminar
  • Biblical Cross-cultural Narratives
  • Hermeneutics of Mission Theology
  • Lukan Theology of Mission
  • Pneumatology and Mission

Transformational Teaching: Engaging in a Pneumatic Teaching Praxis, Thinking Theologically about Language Teaching: Christian Perspectives on an Educational Calling,
Cheri L. Pierson and Will Bankston, eds.
London: Langham Global Library (2017): 135-162.

Good News for All People: Engaging Luke’s Narrative Soteriology of the Nations, Contemporary Mission Theology: Engaging the Nations
Robert L. Gallagher and Paul Hertig, eds
American Society of Missiology Series, No. 53. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books (2017): 193-202.

Historic Models of Teaching Christian Mission: Case Studies Informing an Age of World Christianity, Teaching Christian Mission in an Age of World Christianity
Robert A. Danielson and Linda F. Whitmer, eds.
Association of Professors of Mission Series. Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press (2017): 127-150.

Coming to Gath: Migration as Mission Among the Philistines, International Association for Mission Studies Series
VanThanh Nguyen and John M. Prior, eds.
Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications (2014): 29-45.

Engaging in Pneumatic Mission Praxis, Transforming Teaching for Mission: Educational Theory and Practice
Robert A. Danielson and Benjamin L. Hartley, eds.
Association of Professors of Mission Series. Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press (2014): 117-149.

Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s, St. Roland’s, or Ours?, Missionary Methods: Research, Reflection, and Realities
Craig Ott and J.D. Payne, eds.
Evangelical Missiological Society Series, No. 21. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library (2013): 3-22

Inner and Outer Dimensions of Mission: A Historical Survey of the Role of Spirituality in Latin American Protestant Missiological Writings, Journal of Latin American Theology: Christian Reflections from the Latino South
8:2 (Fall 2013): 87-101

Mission from the Inside Out: An Integrative Analysis of Selected Latin American Protestant ‘Writings’ in Spirituality and Mission, Missiology: An International Review
40:1 (January 2012): 9-22.

The Integration of Mission Theology and Practice: Zinzendorf and the Early Moravians, Mission Studies: Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies 
25:2 (October 2008): 185-210.

Zinzendorf and the Early Moravians: Pioneers in Leadership Selection and Training, Missiology: An International Review
36:2 (April 2008): 237-244.

‘Me and God, We’d be Mates’: Toward an Aussie Contextualized Gospel, International Bulletin of Missionary Research
30:3 (July 2006): 127-132.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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