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Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity
One of the most powerful forces in the twenty-first century is the increasing phenomenon of globalization. In nearly every realm of human activity, traditional boundaries are disappearing and people worldwide are more interconnected than ever. Christianity has also become more aware of global realities and the important role of the church in non-Western countries. Church l ...more
Paperback, 382 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Baker Academic
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Whenever you have a book with each chapter a contribution of a different author it is hard to give an overall summary of the book. Each author weighs in with a particular expertise. The theme that holds it all together is the late Paul Hiebert's emphasis on indigenous churches being self-theologizing--developing a biblical theology within the terms of the indigenous culture. The book is an outstanding resource for missiologists and particularly timely as the balance of Christianity moves from th ...more
This book will help those of us working with local communities to see how the new Majority Church is translating the scriptures for their context. This journey will take us all back to the scriptures to translate them again for our generation, a world very different from those that devised the way we have done church for the past several centuries.
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An edited volume presenting the need for globalized theology, how it should look, historical overview of its development, and the scope of it connectedness with other disciplines.
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“Suffice it to say that a global theological discussion will have little patience for ivory-tower theology and armchair theologians aloof from the realities facing ordinary Christians.”
“The more privileged part of the world, which lives at an incredible advantage in the global economy, comfortable with its democracies, secure in its history of peaceful politics, energized by economic stability and growth, confident in high levels of education and physical health, and blessed with cutting-edge technology (and the list could go on), needs to come face-to-face with those who live on the underside of this historical and economic development, with those who for innumerable reasons have experienced its dark side.”More quotes…