Ashland University Seminary Professor Publishes New Book

4/29/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Dr. Paul W. Chilcote, professor of Historical Theology & Wesleyan Studies at Ashland Theological Seminary, has published a new book titled "Making Disciples in a World Parish: Global Perspectives on Mission & Evangelism" in the Princeton Theological Monograph Series.

In this collection of inspirational and challenging essays, 28 contributors from around the globe reflect on the practice of disciple-making in their own contexts, according to Chilcote.

Chilcote said, from their own perspectives, these contributors address questions like:

*         What are the challenges you face?

*         What biblical images shape your missional practice?

*         What examples of Christian authenticity inspire your communities?

*         What gifts related to mission and evangelism do you offer the global community of faith?

"In their effort to articulate a vision of mission and evangelism, the contributors to this volume bear witness to the fact that we can no longer do this work in isolation from one another," Chilcote said. "To be the ambassadors of the gospel, we need each other and we need to pay attention to the voices that sound different from our own. This volume takes a large step in that vital direction."

This book is available immediately from Wipf & Stock Customer Service at www.wipfandstock.com<http://www.wipfandstock.com/> and will be available in four to six weeks from Amazon and Ingram online booksellers.

Chilcote, who joined the Seminary in 2008, holds a B.A. from Valparaiso University, M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, and Ph.D. in historical theology from Duke University. He has been involved in theological education on three continents, serves as a unit editor in The Works of John Wesley project, is president of The Charles Wesley Society and the Academy for Evangelism, and has now authored 16 books.
Ashland Theological Seminary is a graduate division of Ashland University. With campuses in Ashland, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus, Ashland Theological Seminary integrates theological education with Christ-centered transformation as it equips men and women for ministry in the church and the world.