Reassessing Lesslie Newbigin in the 21st Century. Toward the end of the twentieth century, Lesslie Newbigin offered a penetrating analysis of the challenges of pluralism that confronted a Western culture and society reeling from the dissolution of Christendom. His enormous influence has been felt ever since. Newbigin (1909-1998) was a longtime Church of Scotland missionary to India and later General Secretary of the International Missionary Council and Associate General Secretary of the World Council of Churches.
The first installment in the Missiological Engagements series, the essays in this volume explore three aspects of Newbiginâ€™s legacy:
- First, they assess the impact of his 1989 book, Gospel in a Pluralist Society, on Christian mission and evangelism in the West.
- Second, they critically analyze the nature of Western pluralism in its many dimensions to discern how Christianity can proclaim good news for today.
- Finally, the contributors discuss the influence of Newbigin's work on the field of missiology. By looking backward, this volume recommends and advances a vision for Christian witness in the pluralistic world of the twenty-first century.
Contributions from leading missiologists and theologians.
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