Theology in the Context of World Christianity
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Theology in the Context of World Christianity  -     By: Timothy C. Tennent

Theology in the Context of World Christianity

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Is global theology good theology? Yes! says world missions professor Tennent. Demonstrating that a relationship with the Savior is both culturally and theologically translatable, he explains how examining our faith with global eyes not only helps expose our own blind spots and unintentional biases but also reveals insights for revitalizing Western Christianity. 304 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

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Title: Theology in the Context of World Christianity
By: Timothy C. Tennent
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.38 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 6 ounces
ISBN: 0310275113
ISBN-13: 9780310275114
Stock No: WW275114

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Thinking more globally about the formation of theology enriches our understanding of what it means to be a Christian.

It's no secret that the center of Christianity has shifted from the West to the global South and East. While the truths of the Christian faith are universal, different contexts and cultures illuminate new questions, understandings, and expressions. What does this mean for theology, as Western theologians understand it?

Timothy Tennent argues that the Christian faith is culturally and theologically translatable. Theology in the Context of World Christianity is written to expand our "ecclesiastical cartography" by highlighting—within each of the major themes of systematic theology—studies that are engaging the global church, such as:

  • Anthropology (with studies drawn from the different views of human identity between Eastern and Western cultures).
  • Christology (with a focus on the emphases that African Christians place on the characteristics of Christ).
  • Pneumatology (by looking at the role of the Holy Spirit in Latin American Pentecostalism).
  • Eschatology (by focusing on how this branch of theology shapes world missions and evangelism).

Each of the ten chapters examines traditional theological categories in conversation with theologians from across the globe, making this volume valuable for students, pastors, missionaries, and theologians alike.

Theological reflection is active and exciting in the majority world church, and Tennent invites you to your own reflection and celebration of Christ's global church. These are perspectives that should be heard, considered, and brought into conversation with Western theologians. Global theology can make us aware of our own blind spots and biases and has much to offer toward the revitalization of Western Christianity.

Author Bio

Timothy C. Tennent (PhD, University of Edinburgh, Scotland) is President, Professor of World Christianity at Asbury Theological Seminary.  He is the author of Building Christianity on Indian Foundations and Christianity at the Religious Roundtable. Dr. Tennent and wife, Julie, reside in Wilmore, Kentucky, with their two children, Jonathan and Bethany.

Author Bio

Timothy C. Tennent (PhD, University of Edinburgh, Scotland) is professor of World Missions and Indian Studies and director of missions programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He is the author of Building Christianity on Indian Foundations and Christianity at the Religious Roundtable. Dr. Tennent and wife, Julie, reside in Ipswich, Massachusetts, with their two children, Jonathan and Bethany.

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ItÂ’s no secret that the center of Christianity has shifted from the West to the global South and East. While the truths of the Christian faith are universal, new contexts bring new questions, new understandings, and new expressions. What does this mean for theology? Is the Christian faith not only culturally translatable, but also theologically translatable?

Timothy Tennent answers this question with a resounding yes. Theological reflection is alive and well in the majority world church, and these new perspectives need to be heard, considered, and brought into conversation with Western theologians. Global theology can make us aware of our own blind spots and biases. Because of its largely conservative stance, global theology has much to offer toward the revitalization of Western Christianity.

Tennent examines traditional theological categories in conversation with theologians from across the globe, making this volume valuable for students, pastors, missionaries, and theologians alike.

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