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Degrees

  • D.Phil., Oxford University
  • M.Th., Edinburgh University
  • M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Yale University

Biography

Allen Yeh is a missiologist who specializes in Latin America and China. He also has other academic interests in history, classical music, homiletics, social justice, the California missions, the Maya, and biographical interest in Jonathan Edwards (America's greatest theologian) and Adoniram Judson (America's first intercontinental missionary). He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia. He earned his B.A. from Yale, M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell, M.Th. from Edinburgh, and D.Phil. from Oxford. Despite this alphabet soup, he believes that experience is the greatest teacher of all (besides the Bible). As such, Allen has been to over 60 countries on every continent, to study, do missions work, and experience the culture. As Mark Twain said in 1857, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."

Affiliations

  • Latin American Theological Fraternity (Fraternidad Teologia Latinoamericana, or FTL) since 2006
  • Evangelical Homiletics Society (EHS) since 2006
  • American Society of Church History (ASCH) since 2007
  • Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) since 2007
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR) since 2003

Publications

Books

  • “Asia and Latin America: Taking the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth” in Casely B. Essamuah and David K. Ngairuiya, eds., Missions in Polycentric Dimensions: Essays in Global Theology in Honor of Tite Tienou (forthcoming).
  • Routes and Radishes: and Other Things to Talk About at the Evangelical Crossroads, co-authored with Dwight Friesen, Mark Russell, Michelle Sanchez, and Chelle Stearns (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010).
  • “Contextualization and the Chinese Term Controversy” in Kenneth R. Ross, Edinburgh 2010: Fresh Perspectives on Christian Mission (Pasadena: William Carey International University Press, 2010).
  • “Mission from the Periphery: The Theology of Orlando Costas and INFEMIT” in Mission and the Next Christendom (BIAMS Vol. 4), ed. Timothy Yates (Sheffield, UK: Cliff College Publishing, 2005).
  • Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things: William Carey & Adoniram Judson, Mission Pioneers, co-edited with Chris Chun (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2012).

Articles

  • “The Virgin of Guadalupe” in International Journal of Frontier Missiology (Vol. 28, No. 4, October-December 2011).
  • “Tokyo 2010: Global Mission Consultation” in International Bulletin of Missionary Research (Vol. 35, No. 1, January 2011).
  • “A.J. Gordon and Social Action” in American Baptist Quarterly (Vol. 30, No. 3, Fall 2011).
  • “Lessons from 2010: Tokyo, Edinburgh, Cape Town, & Boston’s successes and failures as prelude to CLADE V” in Journal of Latin American Theology: Christian Reflections from the Latino South (Vol. 6, No. 1, 2011).
  • “2010 Boston: The Changing Contours of World Mission and Christianity” in Missiology: An International Review (Vol. 39, No. 2, April 2011).
  • “A Participant’s Account of Lausanne III (Cape Town 2010)” in Evangelical Missions Quarterly (Vol. 47, No. 1, January 2011).
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