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Gospel in a Pluralist Society
     

Gospel in a Pluralist Society

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by Lesslie Newbigin
 

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ISBN-10: 0802804268

ISBN-13: 9780802804266

Pub. Date: 10/28/1989

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

How does the gospel relate to a pluralist society? What is the Christian message in a society marked by religious pluralism, ethnic diversity, and cultural relativism? Should Christians encountering today's pluralist society concentrate on evangelism or on dialogue? How does the prevailing climate of opinion affect, perhaps infect, Christians' faith?

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How does the gospel relate to a pluralist society? What is the Christian message in a society marked by religious pluralism, ethnic diversity, and cultural relativism? Should Christians encountering today's pluralist society concentrate on evangelism or on dialogue? How does the prevailing climate of opinion affect, perhaps infect, Christians' faith?

These kinds of questions are addressed in this noteworthy book by Lesslie Newbigin. A highly respected Christian leader and ecumenical figure, Newbigin provides a brilliant analysis of contemporary (secular, humanist, pluralist) culture and suggests how Christians can more confidently affirm their faith in such a context.

While drawing from scholars such as Michael Polanyi, Alasdair MacIntyre, Hendrikus Berkhof, Walter Wink, and Robert Wuthnow, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society is suited not only to an academic readership. This heartfelt work by a missionary pastor and preacher also offers to Christian leaders and laypeople some thoughtful, helpful, and provocative reflections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802804266
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/1989
Pages:
255
Sales rank:
328,730
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Dogma and Doubt in a Pluralist Culture
  2. The Roots of Pluralism
  3. Knowing and Believing
  4. Authority, Autonomy, and Tradition
  5. Reason, Revelation, and Experience
  6. Revelation in History
  7. The Logic of Election
  8. The Bible as Universal History
  9. Christ, the Clue to History
  10. The Logic of Mission
  11. Mission: Word, Deed, and New Being
  12. Contextualization, True and False
  13. No Other Name
  14. The Gospel and the Religions
  15. The Gospel and the Cultures
  16. Principalities, Powers, and People
  17. The Myth of the Secular Society
  18. The Congregation as Hermeneutic of the Gospel
  19. Ministerial Leadership for a Missionary Congregation
  20. Confidence in the Gospel

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Gospel in a Pluralist Society 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found the book an extremely helpful discussion relating the gospel of Jesus Christ to contemporary Westerners in our postmodern culture. If you're interested in ecclesiology, missiology, or the philosophy of science, this book will clarify key issues. I read it and immediately started back through it again with a highlighter in hand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago