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Samuel J. Escobar Collection, 1983-1984

Collection Overview

Title: Samuel J. Escobar Collection, 1983-1984

ID: COLL/083

Creator: Escobar, Samuel J. (1934 -)

Extent: 1.0 Box. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Associate general secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Lima, Peru. Lectures and course outlines concerning evangelical missiology, and Protestant thought and modernity. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

J. Samuel Escobar Aguirre was born in Arequipa, PerĂș in 1934. Escobar attended San Marcous University in Lima and completed his Ph.D. at Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. After graduation, Escobar became an elementary and high school teacher in Peru. Escobar married his church sweetheart, Lilly Artola in 1958.

Escobar was always interested student involvement with missionary work. Escobar was one of the founding members of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in Latin America. In 1959 became the traveling secretary for IFES in Latin America and then became regional secretary, serving IFES for 26 years. From 1972-1975 he also worked as the General Director of InterVaristy Christian Fellowship in Canada.

Escobar has written numerous articles, books, and essays as well as served as editor of several magazines and other publication in Latin America. Escobar has had the privilege to be a speaker at several Urbana missionary conventions and taught seminaries throughout the world. Another honor Escobar has received was the Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada in 1997.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.25 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of S.E. Escobar

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Multicultural Lectureship --- 1983-1984
Box 1
Folder 1: Religion 253: Evangelical Missiology: a Third World Perspective
Folder 2: Religion 251: Humanity, History, and Liberation
Folder 3: Spanish W51: Man, History and Hope in Ernesto Sabato, Cesar Vallejo and Mario Vargas Llosa
Folder 4: Religion 252: Protestant Thought and Modernity
Folder 5: AntologĂ­a, compiled by S. Escobar, for Spanish W51