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Encountering the West

L Sanneh
Encountering the West

Encountering the West

L Sanneh

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This work takes as its subject the emergence of a distinctive Third-World - particularly African - Christianity, as it uncouples itself from the Western cultural package in which Christianity was introduced there.;A major shift in the Christian population of the world is taking place. By the turn of the century 80 per cent of Christians will live in non-Western countries - a reversal of the situation a century ago. In the past, missionaries were accused of imperializing. Today, the focus is reversed - non-Western nations have much to teach the West about the Gospel.

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This work takes as its subject the emergence of a distinctive Third-World - particularly African - Christianity, as it uncouples itself from the Western cultural package in which Christianity was introduced there.;A major shift in the Christian population of the world is taking place. By the turn of the century 80 per cent of Christians will live in non-Western countries - a reversal of the situation a century ago. In the past, missionaries were accused of imperializing. Today, the focus is reversed - non-Western nations have much to teach the West about the Gospel.
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Table Of Contents

  • Introduction - Setting The Context, The Rationale, Definition And Scope.
  • Part 1 Religion And The Cultural Project - An Examination Of Thought And
  • Action: Introduction
  • The Cultural Critique
  • Magic In The Renaissance
  • Enlightenment And Romantic Views
  • Modern Attitudes
  • Culture Crisis - Truth And Value
  • Theological Issues. Part 2 "they Stooped To Conquer" - Cultural Vitality
  • And The Indigenous Impulse: Introduction
  • The African Crucible
  • Historical Precedents
  • "it Is In Us, It Is In The Blood"
  • Conclusions. Part 3 Gospel And Culture - Theological And Religious
  • Reflections: Introduction
  • Positive Force Of Gospel And Culture
  • Negative Force
  • Theology And The Cultural Frontline
  • Vernacular Cultures Under The Gospel. Part 4 Religious Insiders And
  • Cultural Outsiders Or Religious Outsiders And Cultural Insiders? The
  • Inter-cultural Critique: Introduction
  • The Nationalist Critique
  • The Missionary Critique
  • The Inter-cultural Critique
  • Religion And Plausibility Structures
  • World Christianity And Western Self-understanding
  • Historical Purpose And The Nation State
  • The Witness Of Reason
  • Retreat From Mission
  • Cross-culture Dimensions. Part 5 Religious Agnostics And Cultural
  • Believers - The Lost Trails Of Christendom: Introduction
  • The Church And Its Territorial Shell
  • The Voluntary Realm
  • Mision And The Separation Of Church And State
  • Neo-orthodoxy And Counter-culture
  • Colonalism, Christendom And Mission
  • Secularism - Left And Right
  • Cross-cultural Encounter
  • Pax-islamica As Territoriality
  • Territorialty And Domestic Enclavement
  • Issues
  • Concluding Note. Part 6 The Garden Of Eden Without The Snake? - The Moral
  • Sting In The Cultural Tale - Some Conclusions: Western Encounter
  • Cultural Innocence
  • Cultural Mutality, Moral Relativism
  • Tacit Language, Bible Translation
  • Translation, Colonialism And Ethnology.

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  • Catalogue Code 77849
  • Product Code 0551028114
  • EAN 9780551028111
  • Pages 400
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Harper Collins Australia
  • Publication Date Oct 1993
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 215 mm
  • Weight 0.306kg

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