Theology in the Context of World Christianity
As Christianity advances in the South and East, its universal truths face new questions and are expressed in new ways. Majority world theological reflection needs to be brought into conversation with Western theology. Doing so will uncover blind spots and...
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As Christianity advances in the South and East, its universal truths face new questions and are expressed in new ways. Majority world theological reflection needs to be brought into conversation with Western theology. Doing so will uncover blind spots and biases and will bring a potentially revitalizing agent into the Western church.
It’s no secret that the center of Christianity has shifted from the West to the global South and East. While the truths of the Christian faith are universal, new contexts bring new questions, new understandings, and new expressions. What does this mean for theology? Is the Christian faith not only culturally translatable, but also theologically translatable?
Timothy Tennent answers this question with a resounding yes. Theological reflection is alive and well in the majority world church, and these new perspectives need to be heard, considered, and brought into conversation with Western theologians. Global theology can make us aware of our own blind spots and biases. Because of its largely conservative stance, global theology has much to offer toward the revitalization of Western Christianity.
Tennent examines traditional theological categories in conversation with theologians from across the globe, making this volume valuable for students, pastors, missionaries, and theologians alike.
Timothy C. Tennent is professor of world missions and Indian studies and director of missions programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He also serves as visiting professor of missions at Luther W. New, Jr. Theological College.
Timothy C. Tennent (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is president of Asbury Theological Seminary. He was the professor of world missions and director of missions programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, he continues to teach annually at the Luther W. New, Jr. Theological College of Dehra Dun, India, where he has served as an Adjunct Professor since 1989. He has also ministered and taught in China, Nigeria and Eastern Europe.
His publications include articles in various missions journals and Indian publications. Dr. Tennent is the author of several books, including, Building Christianity on Indian Foundations (ISPCK, 2000) and Christianity at the Religious Roundtable (Baker Academic, 2002). His newest books are Theology in the Context of Global Christianity: Studies in Theological Translatability and Invitation to World Missions (Invitation to Theological Studies Series).