The Gospel and Pluralism Today
:Toward the end of the twentieth century, Lesslie Newbigin offered a penetrating analysis of the challenges of pluralism that confronted a Western culture and society reeling from the dissolution of Christendom. His enormous influence has been felt ever since. Newbigin...
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:Toward the end of the twentieth century, Lesslie Newbigin offered a penetrating analysis of the challenges of pluralism that confronted a Western culture and society reeling from the dissolution of Christendom. His enormous influence has been felt ever since. Newbigin (1909-1998) was a longtime Church of Scotland missionary to India and later General Secretary of the International Missionary Council and Associate General Secretary of the World Council of Churches.The first installment in the Missiological Engagements series, the essays in this volume explore three aspects of Newbigin's legacy. First, they assess the impact of his 1989 book, Gospel in a Pluralist Society, on Christian mission and evangelism in the West. Second, they critically analyze the nature of Western pluralism in its many dimensions to discern how Christianity can proclaim good news for today. Finally, the contributors discuss the influence of Newbigin's work on the field of missiology. By looking backward, this volume recommends and advances a vision for Christian witness in the pluralistic world of the twenty-first century.Contributions from leading missiologists and theologians, including:
Veli-Matti K rkk inen
Scott W. Sunquist is associate professor of World Mission and Evangelism at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and lead editor of The Dictionary of Asian Christianity
- 1. Introduction: The Legacy Of Newbigin For Mission To The Westscott W. Sunquist2. Newbigin In His Timewilbert R. Shenk3. Newbigin’s Theology Of Mission And Culture After Twenty-five Yearswilliam R. Burrows4. Community And Witness In Transition: Newbigin’s Missional Ecclesiology Between Modernity And Postmodernityveli-matti Krkkinen And Michael Karim5. Holistic Theological Method And Theological Epistemology: Performing Newbigin’s Plurality Of Sources In The Pluralist Contextsteven B. Sherman6. Honoring True Otherness In A Still-antipluralist Cultureesther L. Meek7. Pluralism, Secularism And Pentecost: Newbigin-ings For Missio Trinitatis In A New Centuryamos Yong8. Evangelism In A Pluralistic Society: The Newbigin Visioncarrie Boren Headington9. What Does It Mean For A Congregation To Be A Hermeneutic?john G. Flett10. Asian Perspectives On Twenty-first-century Pluralismallen Yeh
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