Ranging over the whole century and across several continents, the scholars in this volume probe Christians' creative encounters with popular culture, liturgy and spirituality, social change and Marxism, intrareligious and interreligious dialogue, and changes in gender expectations and roles.
Drawn from the Conference on World Christianity, this provocatively titled book, invoking images of "culture collision," "particularity," and the "global South", prompts for profoundly new understandings of apparently polar themes: inculturation, universality, and world Christianity.Since the emergence of world Christianity is not an epiphenomenon, but central to the question of how the gospel is good news for today's world, readers concerned about the theological issues related to the possibilities for a genuinely new evangelization will find this volume.
The West has become the scene of cultural, linguistic, and religious variety on a scale unimagined in 1900. Today, the full range of faiths and religious practices from all continents are present in Europe and North America. Christians are challenged to come to terms with this changed situation. These developments have intensified religious plurality. Christians all over the world are being urged to understand and engage with this new situation. This volume highlights this new reality and specifies some sources for engagement, not least among them the Judeo-Christian scriptures--fundamental to all 'Christianities'--that emerged out of religious plural contexts.