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* The "shrinking" world of the 21st century offers particular challenges to ecclesiastical institutions and their theology. Leading scholars such as Andrew Walls, Kevin Vanhoozer, and Vinoth Ramachandra survey the changing role of the church in non-Western countries, the process of incorporating global perspectives into our thinking, and the altering effect of a more universal orthodoxy. 384 pages, softcover from Baker.
One of the most powerful forces in the twenty-first century is the increasing phenomenon of globalization. In nearly every realm of human activity, traditional boundaries are disappearing and people worldwide are more interconnected than ever. Christianity has also become more aware of global realities and the important role of the church in non-Western countries. Church leaders must grapple with the implications for theology and ministry in an ever-shrinking world.
Globalizing Theology is a groundbreaking book that addresses these issues of vital importance to the church. It contains articles from leading scholars, including Tite Tiénou, Kevin Vanhoozer, Charles Van Engen, M. Daniel Carroll R., Andrew Walls, Vinoth Ramachandra, and Paul Hiebert. Topics covered include the challenges that globalization brings to theology, how we can incorporate global perspectives into our thinking, and the effect a more global theology has on a variety of important issues.
Craig Ott (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of mission and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and occupies the Evangelical Free Church International Mission Chair.
Harold A. Netland (PhD, Claremont Graduate University) is professor of philosophy of religion and intercultural studies and the Naomi A. Fausch Chair of Missions at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of Encountering Religious Pluralism and Dissonant Voices.