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Lesslie Newbigin: A Theological Life
This book offers an intellectual and spiritual biography of Lesslie Newbigin, a figure of patristic proportions in the twentieth-century history of the Church. Drawing on thirty-five years of personal and literary acquaintance with his subject and on a thorough examination of the Newbigin archives, Geoffrey Wainwright crafts a rich and varied portrait of this outstanding w ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published October 19th 2000 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 1st 2000)
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I'm finally done with this book! Good lord, this was one of the most tedious, dry, disorganized messes of a book I've ever read. The material is really, really good, and Lesslie Newbigin is a giant of thought and theology (the extra star is for his sake, not the book's), but good luck retaining or internalizing any of it.
Jun 21, 2016 Melisa Blankenship rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Wainwright does a great job of capturing the overview of Newbigin's life and work. This book is generous with quotes from Newbigin from a broad range of his writings. If you're interested in learning about Newbigin, this would be a good place to start.