Theology in the Context of World Christianity : How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think about and Discuss Theology

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-12-01
  • Publisher: Zondervan

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It is no secret that the center of Christianity has shifted from the West to the global South and East. As the gospel penetrates new cultures and new situations, it must answer new questions and be restated in new ways. While the truths of the Christian faith are timeless and universal, new contexts bring new understandings. What does all this mean for the discipline of theology? The underlying assumption of many is the normativity of Western theological formulation. Is this still a valid premise? Or is the Christian faith not only culturally translatable, but also theologically translatable?

Author Biography

Timothy C. Tennent is professor of world missions and Indian studies and director of missions programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He also serves as visiting professor of missions at Luther W. New, Jr. Theological College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Forewordsp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
The Emergence of a Global Theological Discoursep. 1
Theology: Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?p. 25
Bibliology: Hindu Sacred Texts in Pre-Christian Pastp. 53
Anthropology: Human Identity in Shame-Based Cultures of the Far Eastp. 77
Christology: Christ as Healer and Ancestor in Africap. 105
Soteriology: Is "Salvation by Grace through Faith" Unique to Christianity? 135p. ½
Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Latin American Pentecostalismp. 163
Ecclesiology: Followers of Jesus in Islamic Mosquesp. 193
Eschatology: Jonathan Edwards and the Chinese Back to Jerusalem Movementp. 221
The Emerging Contours of Global Theologyp. 249
Glossaryp. 275
Indexp. 287
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