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Arthur Glasser

Arthur F. Glasser (September 10, 1914 – December 8, 2009) was a missiologist and missionary who taught at Fuller Theological Seminary, last serving as Dean Emeritus of the School of Intercultural Studies. He also completed five years of missionary service in China.

Biography

Glasser was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and graduated from Cornell University, Faith Theological Seminary and Union Seminary in New York City. He served as a US Navy chaplain attached to the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was married to Alice Oliver and had three children.

He served in China with the

  • Interviews with Arthur Frederick Glasser
  1. ^ Arthur Glasser's obituary Arthur Glasser obituary, Seattle Times
  2. ^ "Radical Acceptance and Passionate Spirituality Teacher's Notes". Retrieved 2014-06-28. 

References

He wrote Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God's Mission in the Bible (Baker Academic, 2003) which portrays missionary work as a central component of Christianity. In spite of this emphasis on missions work, he held that some could be saved outside of Christ based in part on Acts 10 and 11.[2]

Glasser served many years as editor of the Missiology journal and then president of the American Society of Missiology, and was actively involved in Jewish evangelism efforts. He was one of the pioneers of the academic discipline of missiology.

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