Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective
Jeffrey P. Greenman and Gene L. Green edit this collection of essays from the proceedings of the 2011 Wheaton Theology Conference. The essays explore the past, present and future shape of biblical interpretation and theological engagement in the Majority World. Leading scholars from around the world interact with the key theological issues being discussed in their regions. In addition, some theological voices from minority communities in North America address issues particular to their context and which often overlap with those central in Majority World theology.
Contributors include Vince Bacote, Samuel Escobar, Ken Gnanakan, James Kombo, Mark Labberton, Terry LeBlanc, Juan Martínez, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Lamin Sanneh, Andrew Walls, K. K. Yeo and Amos Yong.
"This book is an invaluable addition to the growing literature on global theology. It is well suited for use as a textbook for seminary classes on the contextualization and globalization of theology, as it exposes students to a representative range of theologies, sensitive evaluations of the current state of local theology in each context, and provides a framework for thinking about these contextual theologies. Missiologists will be encouraged and stimulated by the fresh call given by the book's many contributors to see traditional Western theology for what it is—one of many contextual theologies."
"Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective is an excellent introduction for better understanding what is happening theologically outside the Western church."
"It is noteworthy and refreshing to see more and more newly released mission-related books intentionally inclusive of global voices."
Gene L. Green
Part One: Setting the Stage
1. The Rise of Global Theologies
2. The Significance of the Translation Principle
3. The Challenge of Global Hermeneutics
Gene L. Green
Part Two: Non-Western Theologies
4. Doing Theology on Christ?s Road
5. Songs of Hope out of a Crying Land: An Overview of Contemporary Latin American Theology
Ruth Padilla DeBorst
6. Christian Chinese Theology: Theological Ethics
7. Some Insights into Indian Christian Theology
8. African Theology
9. Middle Eastern Theology in Evangelical Perspective
Part Three: North American Theologies
10. New Old Perspectives: Theological Observations Reflecting Indigenous Worldviews
11. "Outside the Gate": Evangelicalism and Latino Protestant Theology
12. Asian American Evangelical Theology
13. African American Theology: Retrospect and Prospect
\Part Four: Next Steps
14. Some Implications of Global Theology for Church, Ministry and Mission
15. Learning and Teaching Global Theologies
Jeffrey P. Greenman