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World Christianity in Local Context: Essays in Memory of David A. Kerr Volume 1, 1st edition

Published by Continuum (April 10th 2009) - Copyright © 2009

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Global Christianity in Local Context is the first volume of a unique collection of essays in honour of David A. Kerr, well-known for his contributions in the areas of Christian-Muslim dialogue, Ecumenical Studies and Missions. With contributions from recognized experts in these fields, the book provides a platform for examining contemporary Christian-Muslim relations and critical issues facing twenty-first century Christianity. In Volume 1, scholars and Church leaders offer insights into current trends in Local Theology and Missions from the contexts of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.

Table of contents

About the Authors Acknowledgements INTRODUCTION Stephen R. Goodwin Part I. Global Themes 1. The Challenge of the Post-Christendom Era: The Relation of Christian Theology to World Religions, ¿brah¿m Kov¿cs (Debrecen Reformed Theological University, Hungary) 2. 'Take Home the Good News': The Mission of the Church in the Context of Neo-Liberal Economic Globalisation, Jooseop Keum (Bible Society of Sudan) 3. Open Boundaries, or: Perspectives on 'Person' for Inter-Religious Dialogue, Klaus Hock (University of Rostock, Germany) 4. In the Silence is a Presence, Hans Ucko (World Council of Churches, Switzerland) 5. The Globalisation of Localised African Religions: The Case of Kwame Bediako, James L. Cox (University of Edinburgh, UK) Part II. The African Context 6. The Ngoni Struggle for Land and Identity in Colonial Malawi, T. Jack Thompson (University of Edinburgh, UK) 7. Familiar Ground: Origins and Trajectories of African Biblical Scholorship, Misheck Nyirenda (Pan Africa Christian University, Kenya) 8. Prophetic Ministry and Conflict in Africa, Diane Stinton (Daystar University, Kenya) Part III. The Latin American Context 9. Mission in reverse: The Case of Latin America, Miguel A. Palomino (Latin American Graduate School of Theology) Part IV. The Eastern European Context 10. The Evolution of Nationalism within the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, James L. Hopkins (United Theological Faculty, Bulgaria) Part V. The Asian Context 11. Baptism and Interreligious Dialogue, Kenneth Fleming (University of Heidelberg, Germany) 12. The Immediacy of Presence in the Experience of God: An Indian Christian Perspective, Geomon Kizhakkemalayil George (New York Divinity School, USA) 13. Reading John through Bhakti Eyes: The Hermeneutic of A. J. Appasamy, Sean Doyle (Geneva College, USA) 14. 'And The Word Became Flesh': The Journey of Incarnation in the Prelature of Infanta, Sophia Marriage (Diocese of Edinburgh, UK) 15. A Chinese Theology of Suffering and Social Responsibility: The Essays of Liu Hsia, Maurie Sween (Taiwan Theological College and Seminary, Taiwan)

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