Global Missiology English, Vol 3, No 4 (2007)

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--A TRIBUTE TO PAUL G. HIEBERT--

R. Daniel Shaw

Abstract


The death of Paul Hiebert is a sad day for those who knew him, but a day of rejoicing for Paul.  This is a short background and tribute to a friend, co-author, and fellow missionary kid. 

My good friend Paul Hiebert died in Baltimore, MD on Sunday morning, March 11, 2007.  He was staying with his with his daughter and son-in-law and was under excellent Hospice care through John Hopkins. He died, at 74 of cancer of the lung lining. In his career as a missionary, Paul followed his missionary parents to India, serving under the Mennonite Brethren Board of Mission.  In his career as an anthropologist, Dr. Hiebert taught anthropology at Kansas State University, and the University of Washington.  In his career as a missiologist, he developed the Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies and taught anthropology and mission at Fuller’s School of World Mission (SWM) in Pasadena, CA and concluded his career at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.  Between, terms and on sabbaticals he also taught as a visiting professor at Mennonite Brethren Seminary and the University of Wisconsin. He was a Fulbright visiting professor at Osmania University in India for one year and served on the Fulbright Committee.

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