Magazine article International Bulletin of Mission Research

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Magazine article International Bulletin of Mission Research

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Died. Stephen A. Hayner, 66, biblical scholar, mission administrator, and seminary president, January 31, 2015, in Decatur, Georgia. An Old Testament scholar, Hayner was president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (USA), 1988-2001. In 2003 he became Peachtree Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Columbia Theological Seminary, in Decatur, Georgia. In 2009 Hayner was appointed president of Columbia Theological Seminary.

Died. Samuel Hugh Moffett, 98, American Presbyterian missionary, scholar, theological educator, and author, February 9, 2015, in Princeton, New Jersey. Born in Pyongyang, Korea, the son of Presbyterian missionaries, Moffett received his basic education in Korea, then returned to the United States, where he graduated from Wheaton College and Princeton Theological Seminary, and in 1945 received a Ph.D. from Yale University. In 1947 Moffett and his wife, Elizabeth Tarrant, were appointed as Presbyterian missionaries to China, where he taught at Yenjing University in Beijing and at Nanking Theological Seminary. Forced to leave China in 1951, they returned to Princeton Theological Seminary, where Moffett taught from 1953 to 1955. Elizabeth died in 1955, after which he returned to Korea as a missionary. In 1956 he married Eileen Flower. After twenty-six years in Korea, including service as co-president of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Seoul, he returned to the United States in 1981 and was appointed as the Henry Winters Luce Professor of Ecumenics and Mission at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he remained until his retirement in 1987. …

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