Amos Yong (Chinese: 楊偉明; born July 26, 1965)[2] is a Malaysian-American Pentecostal theologian and Professor of Theology and Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary.[1] He has been Dean of School of Theology and School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary, since July 1, 2019.[3]

Amos Yong
Born (1965-07-26) July 26, 1965 (age 56)
Other names楊偉明
Academic background
Alma mater
Academic work
Sub-disciplineGlobal Pentecostalism, pneumatology, theology and science, missiology, constructive theology, political theology, disability theology, comparative theology, theology of religions, BuddhistChristian dialogue
School or traditionPentecostalism[1]
Notable worksSpirit-Word-Community (2002)


A licensed minister in the Assemblies of God,[4] Yong was born in Malaysia and immigrated to the United States.[5] His Ph.D. from Boston University is in religion and theology, and he has a B.A. from Bethany College, an M.A. from Western Evangelical Seminary, and an M.A. from Portland State University.[2] He was the J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology and Dean at Regent University School of Divinity (Virginia Beach, VA) until June 2014. Since July 1, 2014, Yong has been Professor of Theology & Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary and director of the Fuller Theological Seminary's Center for Missiological Research. He was Dean of School of Theology and School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary, effective July 1, 2019.[3]

He is a former president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (2008 – 09) and co-edited its journal, PNEUMA from 2011 – 2014.[6] He was the founding co-chair for the Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements Group for the American Academy of hope and Religion (2006 – 2011) and is co-editor of five monograph series: Pentecostal Manifestos (Eerdmans), Studies in Religion, Theology and Disability (Baylor), CHARIS: Christianity & Renewal – Interdisciplinary Studies (Palgrave Macmillan), Missiological Engagements (IVP Academic), and Mission in Global Community (Baker Academic).

In the last decade, he has become one of the most prolific writers among Pentecostal theologians in the academy. As of 2012, he has devoted scholarly monographs to interreligious dialogue and comparative theology, global Pentecostal theology, theology of disability, political theology, dialogue between science and religion, and theology of love. What may be his most important book (Spirit-Word-Community) is an articulation of a trinitarian theological method and hermeneutic that provides the conceptual basis for all his other work. In it he demonstrates his ability to bring a Pentecostal account of pneumatology to bear on a number of perennial theological and philosophical concerns, and thus shows that he is not interested only in parochial Pentecostal issues.

Partial bibliographyEdit


  • Discerning the Spirit(s): A Pentecostal-Charismatic Contribution to Christian Theology of Religions (2000) ISBN 9781841271330
  • Spirit-Word-Community: Theological Hermeneutics in Trinitarian Perspective (2002) ISBN 9780754605416
  • Beyond the Impasse: Toward a Pneumatological Theology of Religions (2003) ISBN 9780801026126
  • The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology (2005) ISBN 9780801027703
  • Theology and Down Syndrome: Reimagining Disability in Late Modernity (2007) ISBN 9781602580060
  • Hospitality and the Other: Pentecost, Christian Practices, and the Neighbor (2008) ISBN 9781570757723
  • In the Days of Caesar: Pentecostalism and Political Theology - The Cadbury Lectures 2009 (2010) ISBN 9780802864062
  • The Bible, Disability, and the Church: A New Vision of the People of God (2011) ISBN 9780802866080
  • The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination (2011) ISBN 9780802866127
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?: A Walk with the Apostles (2011) ISBN 9781557256355
  • Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture (2011) ISBN 0814789072
  • The Cosmic Breath: Spirit and Nature in the Christian-Buddhism-Science Trialogue (2012) ISBN 9789004205130
  • Pneumatology and the Christian-Buddhist Dialogue, Does the Spirit Blow through the Middle Way? (2012) ISBN 9789004231177
  • Spirit of Love: A Trinitarian Theology of Grace (2012) ISBN 9781602583269
  • Renewing Christian Theology: Systematics for a Global Christianity (2014) ISBN 1602587612
  • The Future of Evangelical Theology: Soundings from the Asian American Diaspora (InterVarsity Press, 2014) ISBN 0830840605
  • Mission After Pentecost: The Witness of the Spirit from Genesis to Revelation (Baker Academic, 2019)
  • Renewing the Church by the Spirit: Theological Education after Pentecost (Eerdmans, 2020) ISBN 9780802878403



  • "The Buddhist-Christian Encounter in the United States: Reflections on Christian Practices." In Ecumenical Directions in the United States Today: Churches on a Theological Journey, eds. Antonios Kireopoulos and Juliana Mecera. New York: Paulist Press, 2011.
  • "The Spirit, Vocation, and the Life of the Mind: A Pentecostal Testimony." In Pentecostals in the Academy: Testimonies of Call, eds. Steven M. Fettke and Robby Waddell. Cleveland: CPT Press, 2012.
  • "Relational Theology and the Holy Spirit." In Relational Theology: A Contemporary Introduction, eds. Brint Montgomery, Thomas J. Oord, and Karen Strand Winslow. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2012.
  • "Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology." In The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought, eds. James Beilby and Chad Meister. New York: Routledge, 2013.


  1. ^ a b c "Amos Yong | Fuller Seminary". 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Amos Yong". Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale. 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Amos Yong Announced Dean of SOT and SIS in Historic New Structure". Fuller Seminary. 2019-04-15. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  4. ^ Olson, Roger E. (March 2006). "A Wind that Swirls Everywhere". Christianity Today. 50 (3): 52–54. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  5. ^ Amos Yong, Beyond the Impasse: Toward a Pneumatological Theology of Religions (Baker Academic, 2003)
  6. ^ Lee, Hye Jin. "Alum Profile: Amos Yong, Ph.D. 1999". Boston University School of Theology Center for Global Christianity & Mission. Retrieved 2 June 2013.

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