Prof. Skreslet’s research interests have centered on the history and theology of Christian mission, with a special focus on the region of the Middle East. Presently, he is working on a new introduction to the discipline of missiology.
History of Mission to 1910
Mission and Missiology since 1910
Religion of Islam
Middle East Travel Seminar
History of Christianity in Africa
Co-teach History of Christianity II (Reformation to the present)
Picturing Christian Witness: New Testament Images of Disciples of Mission. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2006
“American Presbyterians and the Middle East,” a chapter in A History of Presbyterian Missions, 1944-2007, ed. by Scott W. Sunquist and Caroline N. Becker. Louisville: Geneva Press, 2008.
“Thinking Missiologically about the History of Mission,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 31 (2007): 59-65
“Configuring Missiology: Reading Classified Bibliographies as Disciplinary Maps,” Mission Studies 23 (2006): 171-201
“Doctoral Dissertations on Mission: Ten-Year Update, 1992-2001,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 27 (2003): 98-133
“Among the Believers: Muslims and Christians in the Dar al-Islam,” a chapter in Presbyterian Mission for a New Millennium. Bonnie Sue Lewis and Tricia Lloyd-Sidle, eds. Louisville: Geneva Press, 2001
“Impending Transformation: Mission Structures for a New Century,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 23 (1999): 2-6.
“Networking, Civil Society and the NGO: A New Model for Ecumenical Mission,” Missiology 25 (1997): 307-319.
“Emerging Trends in a Shifting Global Context: Mission in the New World Order,” Theology Today 54 (1997): 150-164
“The Empty Basket of Presbyterian Mission: Limits and Possibilities of Partnership,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 19 (1995): 98-104.
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