Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt & Certainty in Christian Discipleship
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Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt & Certainty in Christian Discipleship  -     By: Lesslie Newbigin

Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt & Certainty in Christian Discipleship

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1995 / Paperback

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Seeing both liberal and fundamentalist Christians imprisoned in the epistemological presuppositions of the Enlightenment, Bishop Newbigin attempts to unmask the unspoken and concealed conditions that have intimidated and effectively held Christians in check. The best form of apologetics, he contends, is the preaching of the particular yet universal gospel.

Lesslie Newbigin is a prominent leader of the ecumenical movement and has served as general secretary of the International Missionary Council and as associate general secretary fo the World Council of Churches.

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Title: Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt & Certainty in Christian Discipleship
By: Lesslie Newbigin
Format: Paperback
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 6 X 9 (inches)
Weight: 6 ounces
ISBN: 0802808565
ISBN-13: 9780802808561
Stock No: WW8565

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Looking to end the divisive conflict that has raged between Christians who attack each other either as "liberals" or as "fundamentalists," Newbigin here gives a historical account of the roots of this conflict in order to begin laying the foundation for a middle ground that will benefit the Christian faith as a whole. What results is a perspective that allows Christians to confidently affirm the gospel as public truth in our pluralistic world.

Author Bio

(1909-1998) Lesslie Newbigin was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K., in 1909. He completed his undergraduate studies in Cambridge and then served as Staff Secretary of the Student Christian Movement in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied theology at Westminster College at Cambridge and was ordained by the Presbytery of Edinburgh, Church of Scotland in 1936. That same year Newbigin married Helen Henderson and the two of them left for India where he was to be missionary of the Church of Scotland.

In 1947 Reverend Newbigin was consecrated Bishop in the Church of South India, formed by the union of Anglican, Methodist, and Reformed churches. He also served on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches and as Chairman of the Advisory Committee on the main theme of the Second Assembly. Other members of the committee included famous theologians such as Barth, Brunner, and Niebuhr.

In 1959 Newbigin was called to be General Secretary of the International Missionary Council with offices in London and New York. He was responsible for carrying through final negotiations for the merger with the World Council of Churches. In 1962 he became the first director of the Division of World Mission and Evangelism, and Associate General Secretary of the World Council of Churches with headquarters in Geneva.

In 1965 he was recalled by the Church of South India as Bishop in Madras and remained there until his retirement in 1974. He lived in London, England, until his death in 1998.

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