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G. Wright Doyle ("Wright") spent a year in Taiwan as a boy. After school, he and his buddies hiked through jungles and climbed mountains, where they encountered water buffaloes and cobras. Ever since then, Wright has had a love for Chinese culture. China:Ancient Culture, Modern Society, reflects this fascination with things Chinese.
In 1976, he and his wife Dori went to Taiwan to begin studying Mandarin. From 1980 to 1988, he taught New Testament and Greek at China Evangelical Seminary in Taipei. They have lived in Charlottesville, Virginia, since 1989, but have continued to return to Asia frequently.
Reaching Chinese Worldwide, released in 2013, is a unique introduction to Christian ministry among Chinese. It reflects forty years of reading about Christian witness among the Chinese and thirty-eight years of experience.
Carl Henry: Theologian for All Seasons, resulted from meeting Dr. Henry in 1980, and then reading God, Revelation, and Authority several times.
Wise Man from the East: Lit-sen Chang (Zhang Lisheng)contains a translation by Wright of this great Chinese theologian's Critique of Indigenous Theology and a translation of Critique of Humanism by Dr. Samuel Ling. Though he died in 1996, Chang continues to speak with relevance and power today. Wright gave four lectures on his thought at Holy Light Theological Seminary, Taiwan, in 2013.
Wright has lectured at universities in China, Taiwan, the U.S., and England. He has also taught in Chinese-language seminaries in Taiwan and the U.S.
Wright is often asked,"Is the United States a Christian country?" by Chinese intellectuals. He wrote Christianity in America: Triumph and Tragedy to answer that question, and to explore the many ways in which Christianity secular culture have influenced each other over the past four hundred years.
For many years, Wright suffered from chronic illness, including mild depression. The Lord's Healing Words contains principles from the Bible that he has tried to apply to his own life, and which have played a large part in the good health he has enjoyed since 2004.
Convinced the modern men need good models of real manhood, in Jesus: The Complete Man, he has described the "complete man" - Jesus - as he related to himself, others, and God the Father, and shows how his teaches and example can inspire men today.
You can find articles and book reviews about China and Christianity by Wright at www.globalchinacenter.org and www.chinainst.org. He serves as General Editor for the Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity (www.bdcconline.net), a rich collection of stories about Chinese and foreign Christians in China over the past several hundred years.
He loves to walk in the woods and the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville; listen to music; and eat the whole wheat blueberry muffins sold at Whole Foods.
He is Director of Global China Center (www.globalchinacenter.org) and of China Institute (www.chinainst.org.
Wright's travels have taken him to Europe, Africa, much of North America, Mexico, China, and India, and he has worked at a variety of different jobs. His formal education includes a B.A. with Honors in Latin from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; an M.Div with Honors from the Virginia Theological Seminary; and a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina.
Since childhood, his adventures have included meeting John Wayne and Vice President Richard Nixon; two near-disasters when flying in airplanes whose engines had died; narrowly escaping being gored by a killer bull; rescuing a woman from a drunken, knife-wielding Dutchman on a ferry from England; hitch-hiking from North Carolina to Arizona; nearly being blown up in the Victoria train station in Bombay (as it was then called); driving a jeep with failing brakes as it careened down a mountain road; and many more.
Wright's books in Chinese (composed in English for translation by Chinese) include: Hope Deferred ( studies in Christianity and American culture); Confucius & Christ (on the ideal man); The Way Home: A Faith for the 21st Century; The Lord's Healing Words; A Greek-Chinese Lexicon of the New Testament; The "Switzerland" of the New Testament (a commentary on Paul's letter to the Ephesians); New Testament Reference Works; an abridgment of Carl Henry's God, Revelation, & Authority (volumes 1-4); and an autobiography.