Guder, Darrell L(ikens) 1939-

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GUDER, Darrell L(ikens) 1939-

PERSONAL: Born November 12, 1939, in Ventura, CA; son of Russell Otto (a certified public accountant) and Eileen (a writer; maiden name, Likens; later surname, Triplett) Guder; married Linda Evans Wrede, December 20, 1963 (marriage ended, January 17, 1978); married Judith Johnson (a musician and linguist), November 10, 1979; children: (first marriage) Terrance Evan, Megan Clair Guder MacMeekin. Ethnicity: "Swiss-American." Education: Attended University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, 1956-59; University of Hamburg, Ph.D. Politics: Democrat. Hobbies and other interests: Music, European history and culture.

ADDRESSES: Home—48 Mercer St., Princeton, NJ 08540. Offıce—Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer St., P.O. Box 821, Princeton, NJ 08542; fax: 609-430-0316. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Ordained Presbyterian minister, 1965; student pastor at a church in Hamburg, Germany, 1964-67; minister of Christian education at a Presbyterian church in Hollywood, CA, 1967-71; Karlshöhe College, Ludwigsburg, Germany, lecturer in theology, pedagogy, and parish diaconics at Church Training Center of Diaconics and Religious Education, 1971-75; Fuller Theological Seminary, Colorado Springs, CO, began as training associate, became director of Institute of Youth Ministries, 1976-85; Whitworth College, Spokane, WA, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, 1985-91; Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, William A. Benfield, Jr. Professor of Evangelism and Global Mission, 1991-97; Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, Peachtree Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth, 1997-2001; Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology, 2002—. World Alliance of Reformed Churches, Geneva, Switzerland, coordinator of language and document services, 1964-2004; Presbyterian Church of the United States of America, past chair of Committee on Theological Education; Gospel and Our Culture Network, member of coordinating team, 1991—. Jamestown College, member of board of trustees, 1978-82; Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI, Jewett Lecturer, 1987; Carey Baptist College, Auckland, New Zealand, Lanyon Lecturer, 1994; University of Melbourne, Rattan Lecturer at Whitley College, 1994; Fuller Theological Seminary, guest professor, 1998; guest lecturer at other institutions in the United States and abroad; also workshop presenter.

MEMBER: International Association for Mission Studies, American Society of Missiology, Association of Professors of Mission, Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education, Association of Presbyterians in Cross-cultural Mission.

AWARDS, HONORS: D.D., Jamestown College, 1988.


(Translator and author of annotations) Otto Weber, Foundations of Dogmatics, two volumes, William B. Eerdmans Publishing (Grand Rapids, MI), 1981-83.

(Translator) Eberhard Jüngel, God As the Mystery of the World: On the Foundation of the Theology of the Crucified One in the Dispute between Theism and Atheism, William B. Eerdmans Publishing (Grand Rapids, MI), 1983.

Be My Witnesses: The Church's Mission, Message, and Messengers, William B. Eerdmans Publishing (Grand Rapids, MI), 1985.

(Editor) Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America, William B. Eerdmans Publishing (Grand Rapids, MI), 1998.

(Editor, with Robert Benedetto and Donald K. McKim) Historical Dictionary of Reformed Churches, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 1999.

The Continuing Conversion of the Church: Evangelization As the Heart of Ministry, William B. Eerdmans Publishing (Grand Rapids, MI), 2000.

The Incarnation and the Church's Witness, Trinity Press International (Valley Forge, PA), 2000.

(Translator, with Judith Guder) Karl Barth, The Theology of the Reformed Confessions, Westminster/John Knox Press (Louisville, KY), 2002.

Author of Bible study materials. Contributor to books, including How Shall We Witness? Faithful Evangelism in a Reformed Tradition, edited by Milton J. Coalter and Virgil Cruz, Westminster/John Knox Press (Louisville, KY), 1995; and Presbyterian Mission for a New Millennium, edited by Patricia Lloyd-Sidle and Bonnie Sue Lewis, Geneva Press (Louisville, KY), in press. Contributor of articles, translations, and reviews to periodicals, including World Vision, Young Life Outlook, Interpretation, International Review of Mission, Reformed Liturgy and Music, Journal for Preachers, Eternity, Theology News and Notes, reNews, and Reformed World.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Collecting essays on mission by and about Karl Barth; research on Gospel and culture issues in North America and Europe.

SIDELIGHTS: Darrell L. Guder told CA: "My motivation in my research and writing is to encourage and assist the churches of North America to engage the radically changed context in which we live—a post-Christendom world best described as a mission field. I've been particularly influenced in this endeavor by Bishop Lesslie Newbigin, Karl Barth, Peter Stuhlmacher, and David Busch. My writing is one outcome of the ongoing global discussion which is usually described as the 'Gospel and culture interaction.'"



Ecumenical Review, July, 2001, Alan D. Falconer, review of Historical Dictionary of Reformed Churches, p. 431.

International Bulletin of Missionary Research, October, 1998, Robert Scudieri, review of Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America, p. 178; April, 2002, Ian T. Douglas, review of The Continuing Conversion of the Church: Evangelization As the Heart of Ministry, p. 90.

International Review of Mission, October, 1998, Denny Smith, review of Missional Church, p. 574. Interpretation, April, 1999, Isam E. Ballenger, review of Missional Church, p. 214; July, 2000, review of Historical Dictionary of Reformed Churches, p. 340; July, 2001, Scott W. Sunquist, review of The Continuing Conversion of the Church, p. 334.