Lesslie Newbigin: Missionary Theologian : a Reader

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2006 - Religion - 277 pages
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Lesslie Newbigin (19091998) was an internationally esteemed British missionary, pastor, apologist, theologian, and ecumenical statesman. His long career included serving as a village evangelist in India, pastor in the United Reformed Church (UK), bishop of the Church of South India, general secretary of the International Missionary Council, and associate general secretary of the World Council of Churches. His highly regarded books have included Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, The Open Secret, and Proper Confidence (all Eerdmans).

This reader concentrates for the most part on his later writings, demonstrating his missionary engagement with Western culture following his return to from India to the UK in 1974. Some of his earlier work is also included so as to show the ongoing significance of certain themes in his thought.

  

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Contents

The knowledge of God
17
The death of Christ
29
Election and the people of God
48
Christ as the due to history
54
The ecumenical vision
66
Trinitarian mission
81
MISSIONARY THEOLOGY IN PRACTICE
93
Christ and the cultures
95
The gospel and world religions
158
The missionary crisis in the West
185
102 Profile of a culture
197
103 Responding to the challenge
207
The gospel and public life
218
112 The gospel as public truth
244
Bibliography
265
Biblical index
271

The nature and calling of the Church
114
82 The calling of the Church
142

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About the author (2006)

Paul Weston is tutor in homiletics and mission studies at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and has extensively researched the thought of Lesslie Newbigin

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