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B.L. Fisher Library

Asbury Theological Seminary

204 N. Lexington Ave.

Wilmore, KY 40390

(859) 858-2351

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Robert Danielson

Manager of Special Collections and Scholarly Communication, Faculty Associate
Editor of The Asbury Journal
Manager of First Fruits Press

 Areas of Expertise:

  • Advanced research assistance
  • Copyright issues and requests
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Missions and Evangelism
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies
  • Spanish resources

Education: 

  • M.S. (Library Science), University of Kentucky, 2011
  • Ph.D (Intercultural Studies), Asbury Theological Seminary, 2005
  • M.A. (Anthropology), McGill University, 1994
  • B.A. (Anthropology), Florida State University, 1991

Profile:

Dr. Robert Danielson has served as a missionary in the People's Republic of China for two years and done a number of shorter terms projects in Central America. He serves Asbury Theological Seminary as an Affiliate Faculty member, teaching the online courses Missional Formation, Cross-Cultural Communication, and World Religions. He has also taught Applied Anthropology and Missiology on the Wilmore campus. He also serves as a liaison between the library and the E.S.J. School of World Mission and Evangelism, working with doctoral students, developing library collections to support E.S.J. programs, and serving as an examiner for proposal and dissertation defenses.

His wife, Kelly, is a native of El Salvador, and this area has been a growing interest in his academic research. This research has focused on the growth of independant Pentecostal Latin American churches and how they have spread and grown in the U.S. as a result of immigration. He also maintains an active interest in contextual theology and the anthropology of the senses, as well as maritime missions and mission history.

Publications:

Books

Danielson, Robert. Badges of the International Christian Endeavor and World Christian Endeavor Conventions. Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press, 2016. http://place.asburyseminary.edu/christianendeavorbooks/43/

Danielson, Robert.  A History of the Floating Societies of the Christian Endeavor. B.L. Fisher Library Archives and Special Collection Monograph, number 1. Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press, 2014. http://place.asburyseminary.edu/academicbooks/8/

Edited Books

Danielson, Robert and William L. Selvidge, eds. Working Papers of the American Society of Missiology: Volume One- Missio-Logoi/Contextualization. Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press, 2016. http://place.asburyseminary.edu/academicbooks/13/

Danielson, Robert and William L. Selvidge, eds. Working Papers of the American Society of Missiology: Volume Two- Third Wave Mission/Migration. Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press, 2016. http://place.asburyseminary.edu/academicbooks/14/

Danielson, Robert and Larry W. Caldwell, eds. What’s in a Name? Assessing Mission Studies Program Titles: The 2015 Proceedings of the Association of Professors of Mission. Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press, 2016.http://place.asburyseminary.edu/academicbooks/12/

Danielson, Robert, ed. The Social Entrepreneur: The Business of Changing the World. Wilmore,

KY: Seedbed Publishing, 2015.

Danielson, Robert and Benjamin L. Hartley, eds.  Transforming Teaching for Mission: Educational Theory and Practice: The 2014 Proceedings of The Association of Professors of Mission. Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press, 2014. http://place.asburyseminary.edu/academicbooks/10

Coleman, Robert E., Robert Danielson, and Faith E. Parry, eds.  Holiness Through the Ages: An Historical Reader of Christian Writers on Holiness. Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press, 2014. http://place.asburyseminary.edu/academicbooks/9/

Danielson, Robert and Gregory P. Leffel, eds.  Social Engagement: The Challenge of the Social in Missiological Education: The 2013 Proceedings of The Association of Professors of Mission. Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press, 2013. http://place.asburyseminary.edu/academicbooks/3/

Danielson, Robert and Faith Perry, eds. Theological Foundations: Fiftieth Anniversary Scholarly Essays by Members of the Seminary Faculty. Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press, 2013. http://place.asburyseminary.edu/firstfruitsheritagematerial/30/

Tippey, Paul Allen and Robert Danielson, eds. Innovation in FoKAL Member Institutions: FoKAL Summit 2012. Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press, 2012. http://place.asburyseminary.edu/firstfruitsbooks/3/

Chapters/Articles

“Floating Christian Endeavor as a Model for Mission to Migrants.” Asbury Journal 71(1);30-47 (Spring 2016).  http://place.asburyseminary.edu/asburyjournal/vol71/iss1/6/

“Transnationalism and the Pentecostal Salvadoran Church: A Case Study of Misión Cristiana Elim.” Chapter seven in Pentecostals and Charismatics in Latin America and Latino Communities, edited by Nestor Medina and Sammy Alfaro, pp.  111-124, published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2015.

“Navigating the Online Missiology Classroom: Class Design and Resources for Teaching Missiology Online.” Missiology, 43(2):208-220, 2015 (refereed). http://mis.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/09/02/0091829614549152.abstract

Co-authored with Mario Vega, “The Vital Role of the Laity in Revitalization: A Case Study of Misión Cristiana Elim.” Asbury Journal 69(1);64-73 (Spring 2014).  http://place.asburyseminary.edu/asburyjournal/vol69/iss1/11/

Also in Spanish, “El Papel Esencial de la Comunidad Laica en la Renovación: Un Estudio Sobre Misión Cristiana Elim.” Asbury Journal 69(1);203-212 (Spring 2014). http://place.asburyseminary.edu/asburyjournal/vol69/iss1/12/

In addition, Dr. Danielson has published over 30 book reviews.

Conference Presentations

“The Talcigüines of El Salvador: A Contextual Example of Nahua Drama in the Public Square.” American Society of Missiology Annual Meeting, St. Paul, Minnesota on June 18, 2016.

“The Christian Library as Publisher: A Case Study.” 59th Annual Conference of the Association of Christian Librarians, Jefferson City, Tennessee 9, 2015.

 “Towards a More Sensual Missiology: The Anthropology of the Senses in Contextualization.” American Society of Missiology Annual Meeting, St. Paul, Minnesota on June 21, 2014.

“Transnationalism and the Pentecostal Salvadoran Church: A Case Study of Misión Cristiana Elim.” Renewal Across the Americas Conference at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA on Feb. 28, 2014, in the session on Latino/a Immigration and Transnationalism

Professional Positions and Memberships:

Association of Professors of Mission, Advisory Committee Member, 2012-2016.

Editor for the Asbury Journal, the academic journal of Asbury Theological Seminary, 2012- present. http://place.asburyseminary.edu/asburyjournal/

American Society of Missiology, Board of Publications, 2013- 2015

American Society of Missiology, Treasurer, 2015 - present