Paul G. Hiebert died Mar. 11 after a battle with cancer. He was born in India in 1932 to missionaries John and Anna Hiebert. After 6 years of service with MB Mission and Service International in India, Paul earned a doctoral degree in cultural anthropology and taught for some years in secular universities. Subsequently, he taught missions and anthropology at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, Cal. (1977–1990) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Highland Park, Ill. (1990–2007). A prolific writer, Paul published more than 150 articles and 10 books. His colleagues will remember him for his efforts to bring the insights and skills of anthropology to the theory and practice of Christian mission, and for his contribution to the critical realist approach to epistemology. His students will remember him for his generosity and care. Paul was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His family will remember him for playing rough and tumble with kids, enjoying family camping, celebrating all events at Chinese restaurants, eating hot curry till dripping with sweat, travelling so much he could hardly be found, and faithfully having family devotions. Predeceased by his wife Frances Flaming Hiebert in 1999, he is mourned by children Eloise (Michael) Meneses, Barbara (Bryan) Rowe, and John (Jane) Hiebert-White; 4 grandchildren; 6 sisters. The funeral was Mar. 17 at Wellspring Church of Skippack, Pa.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.