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Mark D McLean

Mark D McLean

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Title: Professor

Office: Trask Hall 214E

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Professional Information: Harvard University Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations PhD 1982
Thesis: The Use and Development of Palaeo-Hebrew in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods
American Numismatic Society Graduate Seminar 1979
Harvard Divinity School Old Testament MTS 1976
Southern California College Social Science & Religion Summa Cum Laude BA 1974

Org Memberships: American Academy of Religion
Police Chaplains Service of Springfield
International Conference of Police Chaplains
Society for Pentecostal Studies
Society of Biblical Literature

Courses Taught: Professor McLean teaches Introduction to Christian Doctrine, Christian Philosophy, Theology Seminars, Old Testament Literature and book studies, Contemporary Christian Thought, Comparative Religion and Biblical Languages.

Publications: “Pentecostal Responses to the Problem of Evil: Walking the Razor’s Edge between Deism and Calvinism.” 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Spring 2001.

A Pentecostal Perspective on Theodicy. Summer 1998 Seminar for Pew Grant recipients, Gordon Conwell Seminary, Hamilton, Massachusetts.

“A Pentecostal Perspective on Theodicy.” Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of The Society of Pentecostal Studies, Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland, Tennessee, 12 - 14 March 1998

"Gun Control and Sheep for the Slaughter," in Reading and Writing Short Arguments. By William Vesterman. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing, 1994, pages 195-197. Second Edition, 1997, pages 192-194.

“Ordinance” and “Statute,” in Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Edited by Walter A. Elwell. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1996.

Review of John S. Feinberg, The Many Faces of Evil: Theological Systems and the Problem of Evil, in Advance 31.4 (April 1995) 41-42.

“The Holy Spirit,” in Systematic Theology. Edited by Stanley M. Horton. Springfield, Missouri: Logion Press, 1994.

"Transcendence and Immanence and the Attributes of God," in Drinking from our own Wells, Papers of the Twenty Second Annual Meeting of The Society of Pentecostal Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Springfield, Missouri, 12 - 14 November 1992.

"Legal Liability, Confidentiality, Integrity, Client Relations," presented at the 19th Annual Training Seminar, International Conference of Police Chaplains, Des Moines, Iowa, July 1992.

"Hebrew Scripts," in The Anchor Bible Dictionary, 6 volumes. Edited by David Noel Freedman. New York: Doubleday (1992), III.96-97.

"Palaeography," in The Anchor Bible Dictionary, 6 volumes. Edited by David Noel Freedman. New York: Doubleday (1992), V.58-60.

"Gun Control and Sheep for the Slaughter," Wall Street Journal, Vol. LXXIII, No. 58, Monday, January 6, 1992, page A-14.

"The Chaplain As An Activist For The Law Enforcement Community," Law and Order 38.11 (November 1990), 10-11.

"Lesson Plan for Introduction to Christian Doctrine: The Doctrine of Humanity: Human Sexuality and the Christian," in HIV\AIDS Curriculum for College Students. Springfield, Missouri: Greene County Chapter of the American Red Cross, December 1990, Religion Section, 9-10 through 9-18.

"The Gap Theory, Heaven as a Planet and Other Popular Doctrines: Examining the Influence of the Writing of Finis Dake on the Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches," in Continuity and Change in the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, Papers of the Society For Pentecostal Studies Twentieth Annual Meeting, (November 1990).

"The Use and Purchase of Soft Body Armor: A Tale of Three Agencies," Law and Order 38.8 (August 1990), 37-45.

"A Description of the Uses of Scripture Among Pentecostal Sects," presented at American Academy of Religion, Midwest Region, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 31 March - 1 April 1990.

Review of Neal Punt, What's Good About the Good News, in Advance 25.11 (November 1989), 35.

"Article 7: The Baptism in the Holy Ghost," Sunday School Counselor 49.3 (March 1989), 4-6.

Review of Seigried Schatzmann, A Pauline Theology of Charismata in Advance 24.9 (September 1988), 41.

"COPS: A Model for Support Groups," Law and Order 35.11 (November 1987), 9.

"Community Chaplain Service Serves a Broad Range of Community Needs," The Springfield Police Officer 3 (Summer 1986), 73-74.

"Perfectionism in the Old Testament" in Reaching Beyond: Chapters in the History of Perfectionism. Edited by Stanley M. Burgess. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1986.

"Toward a Pentecostal Hermeneutic," in Toward a Pentecostal/Charismatic Th

Started Work: Fall 1982

Favorite Thing About Work: I wanted to use the education that the Lord had provided for me to educate Assemblies of God young people in a Christian environment that integrated faith, life and learning. Teaching at Evangel has given me that opportunity. I can think of no higher calling.

Personal Information: Professor McLean is also a General Council endorsed volunteer Police Chaplain. He began this ministry in 1979 as the Chaplain for the Saugus, Massachusetts Police Department. He has been a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains since 1979. In 1991 he served as the Midwest Regional Director of the ICPC. He joined the Springfield Police Chaplains Association in 1983. He has served as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President and President of the Chaplains Association.

"Being a Police Chaplain keeps me on the street. It also provides valuable illustrations for classes, some of which are tragic, while others are inspirational, and some are just hilarious."

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