Marshall, Paul A. 1948-
MARSHALL, Paul A. 1948-
PERSONAL: Born September 5, 1948, in Liverpool, England; son of Harry (a lawyer) and Edith Marshall. Education: Victoria University of Manchester, B.Sc. (with honors), 1969; University of Western Ontario, M.Sc., 1972; Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M.Phil., 1980; York University, M.A., Ph.D., 1979; postdoctoral study at University of Strasbourg, 1988, and Oxford University, 1990. Hobbies and other interests: Scuba diving, sky diving, photography.
ADDRESSES: Office—Freedom House, 18th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20015.
CAREER: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, instructor in geology, 1969-71; exploration geologist in western Canada and the Arctic, 1970-75; Citizens for Public Justice, Toronto, Ontario, researcher in public policy, 1974-81; Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, professor of political theory, 1981-98, academic vice president, 1985-87; Freedom House, Washington, DC, senior fellow in religious freedom, 1998—. Fuller Theological Seminary, adjunct faculty member; York University, lecturer, 1977-81, 1983; Rutgers University, adjunct member of graduate program in philosophy, 1983-84; University of Toronto, adjunct member of advanced degree faculty in theology, 1986-89, 1993; Ontario Theological Seminary, adjunct faculty member, 1987-95; London Institute of Contemporary Christianity, Third Way Lecturer, 1987; Free University of Amsterdam, visiting professor, 1989, adjunct member of law faculty, 1989-91; Satya Wacana University, visiting professor, 1989; University of Potchefstroom, Stoker Lecturer, 1990; Juniata College, J. Omar Good Distinguished Visiting Professor, 1991-92; Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, adjunct faculty member, 1991-95; Thomas F. Staley Distinguished Lecturer at Dordt College, 1991, Redeemer College, Ancaster, Ontario, Canadian Bible College, and Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, all 1992; Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Geneva Lecturer, 1993; European University for the Humanities, Minsk, Belarus, visiting professor, 1994; Catholic University of America, visiting professor, 1996. Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, visiting fellow, beginning 1996, later senior fellow; Institute on Religion and Democracy, Washington, DC, senior fellow, 1996; Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa, overseas research fellow, 1997. Benador Associates Public Relations, Media, and International Speakers Bureau, affiliate; guest on television programs in Canada, the United States, England, Australia, and South Africa; testified before congressional committees; guest speaker at Helsinki Commission, U.S. Department of State, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and elsewhere; human rights lecturer at institutions throughout the world. Citizens for Public Justice, researcher and research associate, 1979-85; Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, chair of Social Action Commission, 1987-94, Task Force on Canada's Future, 1991-92, and Religious Freedom Commission, beginning 1997; World Evangelical Fellowship, academic advisor on religious freedom, beginning 1992. Worked as a forest firefighter in British Columbia; Council of Yukon Indians, past advisor.
MEMBER: Canadian Political Science Association, American Political Science Association.
AWARDS, HONORS: Grant from H. H. Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, Calvin College, 1988-89; Emma Kaufmann Award for Indonesia, Centre for Christian Studies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1989; travel grant for Indonesia, Anglican Church of Canada, 1989; grants from Humanities and Social Science Research Council of Canada, 1989-90, 1992-95, 1995-98; grant from Social Science Federation of Canada and Canadian Federation for the Humanities, 1996.
Thine Is the Kingdom: A Biblical Perspective on Government and Politics Today, Marshall, Morgan & Scott (London, England), 1984, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1986.
(Editor, with R. VanderVennen, and contributor) Social Science in Christian Perspective, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1988.
(Editor, with S. Griffioen and R. Mouw, and contributor) Stained Glass: Worldviews and Social Science, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1989.
(Author of revision) H. H. Meeter, The Basic Ideas of Calvinism, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1990.
(Editor, with J. Chaplin, and contributor) Politics and Christian Vision, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1994.
A Kind of Life Imposed on Man: Vocation and Social Order from Tyndale to Locke, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1996.
Their Blood Cries Out: The Worldwide Tragedy of Modern Christians Who Are Dying for Their Faith, Word Publishing (Dallas, TX), 1997.
Just Politics: A Christian Framework for Getting behind the Issues (in Korean), Intervarsity Press (Seoul, Korea), 1997.
Heaven Is Not My Home: Learning to Live in God's Creation, Word Publishing (Dallas, TX), 1998.
(General editor and contributor) Religious Freedom in the World: A Global Report on Freedom and Persecution, Broadman & Holman Publishers (Nashville, TN), 2000.
God and the Constitution: Christianity and American Politics, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 2002.
(With Roberta Green and Lela Gilbert) Islam at the Crossroads: Understanding Its Beliefs, History, and Conflicts, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 2002.
Other writings include "Egypt's Endangered Christians," 1999; "Massacre at the Millennium," 2001; and "The Talibanization of Nigeria," 2002. Contributor to books, including Labour of Love: Essays on Work, Wedge (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1979; Liberty and Law: Reflections on the Constitution in American Life and Thought, edited by Ronald A. Wells and Thomas A. Askew, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1987; Shaping a Christian Vision for Canada, edited by A. VanGinkel, Faith Today Publications (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1992; Welfare in America: Christian Perspectives on a Policy in Crisis, edited by J. Skillen and S. Carlson-Thies, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1996; and Should God Get Tenure? Essays on Religion and Higher Education, edited by D. Gill, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1997. Columnist for Christian Week, 1987-94, 1996—, Christian Courier, 1990-93, and News Network International, 1992-96. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Canadian Journal of Political Science, Studies in Christian Ethics, Orientation, Mission and Ministry, Religion, State, and Society, Reformed Journal, Christianity Today, and Studies in Political Thought.
Marshall's writings have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, German, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Spanish, and Russian.
SIDELIGHTS: Paul A. Marshall once told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is a desire to change people's minds about things. My writing is influenced by travel and reading. After years of research, mulling, interviewing, and reading, I hide away for months and write around the clock. My inspiration is an awareness of injustice."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Books and Culture, September, 1997, review of Their Blood Cries Out: The Worldwide Tragedy of Modern Christians Who Are Dying for Their Faith, p. 38.
Canadian Book Review Annual, 1996, review of A Kind of Life Imposed on Man: Vocation and Social Order from Tyndale to Locke, p. 103.
Choice, April, 1997, review of A Kind of Life Imposed on Man, p. 1352.
Christianity Today, September 1, 1997, review of Their Blood Cries Out, p. 58.
Harvard Human Rights Journal, spring, 2001, review of Religious Freedom in the World: A Global Report on Freedom and Persecution.
International Bulletin of Missionary Research, January, 2001, Robert Seiple, review of Religious Freedom in the World, p. 36.
Journal of Religion, April, 1998, review of A Kind of Life Imposed on Man, p. 333.
Library Journal, September 1, 2002, C. Robert Nixon, review of God and the Constitution: Christianity and American Politics, p. 183.
Publishers Weekly, March 24, 1997, review of Their Blood Cries Out, p. 76.
Reference and Research Book News, February, 1997, review of A Kind of Life Imposed on Man, p. 10.
Seventeenth-Century News, fall, 1998, review of A Kind of Life Imposed on Man, p. 53.
Sixteenth Century Journal, winter, 1997, review of A Kind of Life Imposed on Man, p. 1481.
Theology Today, July, 1997, review of A Kind of Life Imposed on Man, p. 278.
Benador Associates Public Relations, Media, and International Speakers Bureau Web Site, http://www.benadorassociates.com/ (October 23, 2004).
Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy Web Site, www.claremont.org/ (October 23, 2004).
Town Hall Book Service Web Site, http://www.thbookservice.com/ (January 15, 2003), review of God and the Constitution.*