Dr. Wyckoff Honored With Festshrift, Special Chapel
A Festschrift honoring Dr. John Wyckoff, longtime SAGU professor and current Graduate Chair of Theological Studies, was recently published by Wipf & Stock Publishers. The title of the Festschrift is "Trajectories in the Book of Acts: Essays in Honor of John Wesley Wyckoff." In addition, Wyckoff will be honored in SAGU chapel on Thursday, February 11th at 9:30AM.
Festschrift is a German word meaning "celebratory writing." Typically, colleagues and former students contribute essays to a volume that honors the esteemed academic figure. Some of the finest in Pentecostal and Charismatic scholarship have gathered to honor the accomplished career of Dr. John W. Wyckoff.
The editors of the Festschrift are Paul Alexander, Jordan Daniel May, and Robert Reid. Dr. Wyckoff has a long history of scholarship in the book of Acts and with anything that has to do with the baptism in the Holy Spirit. The essays within the Festschrift cover topics dealing with the book of Acts as well as a chapter on the life and ministry of Wyckoff. Many of the topics are Pentecostal in nature.
Contributors to the Festschrift include Paul Alexander, LeRoy R. Bartel, Roger Cotton, Mario Escobedo, Janet Meyer Everts, James D. Hernando, Craig S. Keener, Byron D. Klaus, Jeff C. Magruder, Jordan Daniel May, Robert P. Menzies, Robert G. Reid, Bruce E. Rosdahl, James B. Shelton, Rob Starner, and Roger Stronstad.
The Festschrift includes topics such as "The Role of the Holy Spirit in Teaching Ministry,” “The Gospel in the OT According to Paul in Acts 13,” “Pneumatological Function in the Narrative of Acts: Drawing Foundational Insight for a Pentecostal Missiology,” What Simon Saw but Luke Didn’t Say: A Pentecostal Reading of the Samaritan Revival in Acts 8.9–24,” “Holy Boldness in Acts with Special Reference to Pauline-Lukan Intertextuality,” and “The Sending of the Seventy and Luke’s Purpose.”
According to Dr. Jeff Magruder, “A professor’s greatest source of pride is his students. This Festschrift is a testament to the impact that John Wyckoff’s work has had on his students, many of whom have now followed him into the world of theological education.”