Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998) was an internationally esteemed British missionary, pastor, apologist, theologian, and ecumenical statesman. His long career included serving as a village evangelist in India, pastor in the United Reformed Church (UK), bishop of the Church of South India,...
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Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998) was an internationally esteemed British missionary, pastor, apologist, theologian, and ecumenical statesman. His long career included serving as a village evangelist in India, pastor in the United Reformed Church (UK), bishop of the Church of South India, general secretary of the International Missionary Council, and associate general secretary of the World Council of Churches. His highly regarded books have included Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, The Open Secret, and Proper Confidence (all Eerdmans).
Monumental figure in the twentieth-century worldwide church. Internationally esteemed British pastor and missionary theologian. Ecumenical statesman and prolific writer. Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998) was all of these and more.This reader fills a long-standing need for a comprehensive introduction to Newbigin and his legacy. Opening with a short biography of Newbigin and a discussion of his major theological and missiological themes, the volume sets selected readings in context with brief introductions and offers suggestions for further reading from Newbigin's corpus.
The Reverend Dr Paul Weston, MA, MPhil, PhD, is Tutor in Mission and Homiletics. For eleven years he was on the staff of Oak Hill College, where he was latterly Vice-Principal. A Member of the College of Evangelists, he has led over eighty missions in parishes and universities both here and abroad. He has an MPhil in New Testament studies, and a PhD on the writings of Lesslie Newbigin.His various publications include Why We Can't Believe, X-Ray: In-sight from outside, and Planning a Church Mission. His latest book, Lesslie Newbigin: Missionary Theologian - A Reader has just been published by SPCK in the UK and Eerdmans in the States.
(1909-1998) Lesslie Newbigin was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K., in 1909. He completed his undergraduate studies in Cambridge and then served as Staff Secretary of the Student Christian Movement in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied theology at Westminster College at Cambridge and was ordained by the Presbytery of Edinburgh, Church of Scotland in 1936. That same year Newbigin married Helen Henderson and the two of them left for India where he was to be missionary of the Church of Scotland. ýIn 1947 Reverend Newbigin was consecrated Bishop in the Church of South India, formed by the union of Angl