Gospel And Pluralism Today



1. Introduction: The Legacy Of Newbigin For Mission To The West
Scott W. Sunquist
2. Newbigin In His Time
Wilbert R. Shenk
3. Newbigin’s Theology Of Mission And Culture After Twenty-Five Years
William R. Burrows
4. Community And Witness In Transition: Newbigin’s Missional Ecclesiology Between Modernity And Postmodernity
Veli-Matti Karkkainen And Michael Karim
5. Holistic Theological Method And Theological Epistemology: Performing Newbigin’s Plurality Of Sources In The Pluralist Context
Steven B. Sherman
6. Honoring True Otherness In A Still-Antipluralist Culture
Esther L. Meek
7. Pluralism, Secularism And Pentecost: Newbigin-ings For Missio Trinitatis In A New Century
Amos Yong
8. Evangelism In A Pluralistic Society: The Newbigin Vision
Carrie Boren Headington
9. What Does It Mean For A Congregation To Be A Hermeneutic?
John G. Flett
10. Asian Perspectives On Twenty-First-Century Pluralism
Allen Yeh

Author Index
Subject Index

Additional Info
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:

William Burrows
John Flett
Veli-Matti Karkkainen
Esther Meek
Lamin Sanneh
Wilbert Shenk


SKU (ISBN): 9780830850945
Editor: Scott Sunquist | Editor: Amos Yong
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: 2015
Missiological Engagements
Publisher: InterVarsity Press


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