Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity
Kim, Kirsteen, International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity. Edited by Craig Off and Harold A. Netland. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006. Pp. 384. Paperback $27.99.
This edited volume is a Festschrift for evangelical missiologist Paul G. Hiebert and follows up the important addition he made to the three "selfs" of mission theory. Hiebert argued that new churches should benotonlyself-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating but also selftheologizing. But what are the implications for Christian belief and practice if each church does theology locally? And how does the localization of theology play alongside the forces of globalization and in an era of world Christianity? These are the issues addressed in this forwardlooking book.
In the introduction, Harold Netland calls evangelicals to rethink the definition and method of theology in the light of global or world Christianity. There follow thirteen contributions to the debate from colleagues of Hiebert and one from Hiebert himself. The chapters are of varying style, but most are of high quality. …
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Publication information: Article title: Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity. Contributors: Kim, Kirsteen - Author. Magazine title: International Bulletin of Missionary Research. Volume: 31. Issue: 3 Publication date: July 2007. Page number: 154. © 1998 Overseas Ministries Study Center. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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