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|Named Person:||Lesslie Newbigin; Lesslie Newbigin; Lesslie Newbigin|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Mark T B Laing; Paul Weston
|Description:||xv, 317 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction to the essays / Mark T.B. Laing and Paul Weston --
Lesslie Newbigin: his writings in context / Paul Weston --
Unfinished dialogue? The reception of Lesslie Newbigin's theology / David J. Kettle --
The clue to history / Jürgen Schuster --
The Indian church and the formation of Lesslie Newbigin's ecclesiology / Mark T.B. Laing --
Ecclesiology in eschatological perspective: Newbigin's understanding of the missionary church / Paul Weston --
Newbigin as preacher and exegete / Kenneth D. Gordon --
"And the truth shall set you free": Lesslie Newbigin's understanding of "truth" as illustrated by his life and work / Eleanor Jackson --
The church in the post-Christian society between modernity and late modernity: Lesslie Newbigin's post-critical missional ecclesiology / Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen --
Re-imagining the gospel as public truth / Ian Barns --
Newbigin at the Areopagus: arguing for truth in the market place / J. Andrew Kirk --
The congregation as hermeneutic of the gospel / Murray Rae --
Confessions of a journalist: a case study in public religion / Jenny Taylor --
Theological education in historical and global perspective / Wilbert R. Shenk --
The finality of Christ and a missionary encounter with religious pluralism: Newbigin's missiological approach / Michael W. Goheen --
"Who is Jesus Christ?" The necessary missionary form of the confession of the Trinity / John G. Flett --
Contemporary ecumenical challenges from the legacy of Lesslie Newbigin / Geoffrey Wainwright --
Going public with Lesslie Newbigin: public theology and social engagement in an Islamic context / Ng Kam Weng --
Appendix. Newbigin centenary reflections.
|Responsibility:||edited by Mark T.B. Laing and Paul Weston.|
"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." -- Publisher's description.
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