Theology in Missionary Perspective
Lesslie Newbigin was one of the most significant missionary strategists and theologians of the twentieth century. With the breakdown of confidence in some of the central philosophical and theological paradigms that have been shaped and sustained by the culture of...
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Lesslie Newbigin was one of the most significant missionary strategists and theologians of the twentieth century. With the breakdown of confidence in some of the central philosophical and theological paradigms that have been shaped and sustained by the culture of modernity, Newbigin's approach to a genuinely missionary theology offers fresh insights and approaches, providing something of a prophetic model for the global Christian community in new and challenging times.In this collection of essays, scholars and practitioners from around the world engage with aspects of Newbigin's continuing legacy. They explore Newbigin's approach to theological method, his theological and philosophical account of Western culture in the light of the gospel, and some of the implications of his thought for global mission in the third millennium.This collection is essential reading not just for Newbigin enthusiasts but also for all who are concerned to develop a genuinely missionary encounter with contemporary culture.Contributors: Ian Barns, John G. Flett, Michael W. Goheen, Kenneth D. Gordon, Eleanor Jackson, Veli-Matti K?rkk?inen, David J. Kettle, J. Andrew Kirk, Mark Laing, Murray Rae, J?rgen Schuster, Wilbert Shenk, Jenny Taylor, Geoffrey Wainwright, Ng Kam Weng, and Paul Weston.
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.