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G. Wright Doyle, MDiv, PhD, Recognized for Dedication to Theology and Sinology

Dr. Doyle is a widely regarded scholar and Christian missionary to the Chinese

    BASTROP, TX, December 20, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- G. Wright Doyle, MDiv, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A recognized student of Chinese culture and society, Dr. Doyle is committed to equipping leaders for moral transformation in China. He has served as the director for the Global China Center for more than 10 years, where he draws upon his extensive knowledge of Chinese and Western Christianity to foster a clearer, stronger sense among the Chinese people about their rich Christian heritage. He also raises awareness among Chinese intellectuals of the positive contribution of Christianity. As Director of China Institute since 1989, he has sought to help Chinese Christians grow in their understanding of the Bible and its application to daily life.

An established voice in the religious community, Dr. Doyle serves as the English editor of the online Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity and co-editor of the series, Studies in Chinese Christianity, published by Wipf and Stock. He has authored numerous publications, including Christianity in America: Triumph and Tragedy; Carl Henry: Theologian for All Seasons; Reaching Chinese Worldwide; Christ the King: Meditations on Matthew's Gospel; and Worship and Wisdom: Meditations on Psalms and Proverbs. He is editor of A Greek-Chinese Lexicon of the New Testament; Builders of the Chinese Church; and Wise Man from the East; Lit-sen Chang (Zhang Lisheng). He has served as a teacher in several institutions, including China Evangelical Seminary, Taipei, where he taught Greek and New Testament, and Shanghai University. He has also delivered lectures and papers at a number of national and international venues, including the Yale University Divinity School, Oxford University, the British Library, Peking University, Renmin University of China (People's University), Shanghai University, and Tunghai University.

Prior to pursuing a career as a missionary, Dr. Doyle intended to teach in a seminary in the United States. Upon completing a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1966, he attended graduate school, completing a Master of Divinity, with honors, through the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1969 and a PhD in Classics through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975. Just before receiving his PhD, he sensed God leading him to become a foreign missionary. He and his wife joined the Overseas Missionary Fellowship, which focuses on East Asia, and were sent to Taiwan, where they studied Chinese; they lived in Taiwan for a total of ten years..

For more than 50 years, Dr. Doyle has directed his energies to studying the Bible, especially the New Testament; theology; the history of Christianity in the West and in China; and Chinese history, culture and society. He tries to show the ways in which biblical Christianity applies to all of society. His book reviews and articles on his websites (;; have thousands of readers around the world. He thanks God for enabling him to serve as a missionary since 1975, and for his wife Dori, to whom he has been married for 50 years. He has one married daughter.

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