Contextualization of the Gospel

Contextualization of the Gospel

Author: Andrew James Prince

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532619151

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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There has been heightened interest and prolific publication by missiologists about contextualization since the term was first coined in 1972. There has been ongoing debate, particularly amongst evangelicals themselves regarding which of these meanings, methods, and models of contextualization are acceptable to use. Much of the debate has been carried out by academics and practitioners whose observations and conclusions have been largely shaped by the social sciences and practical theology. In contrast, the disciplines of biblical studies and Christian thought have not featured significantly in the debate. The purpose of this research is to establish that biblical studies and Christian thought in general (and Scripture and the church fathers in particular) have an essential contribution to make in the contextualization debate and should form part of an evangelical approach to contextualization of the gospel alongside the social sciences and practical theology. Following a review of the literature on contextualization over the past forty years, the research examines the book of Acts as representative of Scripture, and the work of John Chrysostom as a representative church father. Contextual principles that are consistent with an evangelical approach to contextualization of the gospel are drawn from each work, establishing the value of biblical studies and Christian thought in contextualization.
Contextualization of the Gospel
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Andrew James Prince
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-07 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

There has been heightened interest and prolific publication by missiologists about contextualization since the term was first coined in 1972. There has been ongoing debate, particularly amongst evangelicals themselves regarding which of these meanings, methods, and models of contextualization are acceptable to use. Much of the debate has been carried
Patristic Literature in Arabic Translations
Language: en
Pages: 442
Authors: Andrew James Prince
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-07 - Publisher: BRILL

Patristic Literature in Arabic Translations explores the Arabic translations of the Greek and Syriac Church Fathers, focusing on those produced in the Palestinian monasteries and at Sinai in the 8th–10th centuries and in Antioch during Byzantine rule (969–1084).
The Making of the Medieval Middle East
Language: en
Pages: 664
Authors: Jack Tannous
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-31 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

In the second half of the first millennium CE, the Christian Middle East fractured irreparably into competing churches and Arabs conquered the region, setting in motion a process that would lead to its eventual conversion to Islam. Largely agrarian and illiterate, Christians often called “the simple” outnumbered Muslims well into
The Study of Islamic Origins
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Mette Bjerregaard Mortensen, Guillaume Dye, Isaac W. Oliver, Tommaso Tesei
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-08 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

The study of Islam’s origins from a rigorous historical and social science perspective is still wanting. At the same time, a renewed attention is being paid to the very plausible pre-canonical redactional and editorial stages of the Qur'an, a book whose core many contemporary scholars agree to be formed by
The Garb of Being
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Georgia Frank, Susan Holman, Andrew Jacobs
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-05 - Publisher: Fordham University Press

This collection explores how the body became a touchstone for late antique religious practice and imagination. When we read the stories and testimonies of late ancient Christians, what different types of bodies stand before us? How do we understand the range of bodily experiences—solitary and social, private and public—that clothed