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Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture

by Lesslie Newbigin

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How can biblical authority be a reality for those shaped by the modern world? This book treats the First World as a mission field, offering a unique perspective on the relationship between the gospel and current society by presenting an outsider's view of contemporary Western culture.

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Too dense to listen to- better to read. ( )
  Steve777 | Dec 27, 2008 |
Newbigin hits the question of what is required for an authentic missionary encounter between Jesus' gospel and Western culture--in its secular, pagan, post-christian, atheistic, and hardened expressions. I found I agree with much of what he argues, but at many points felt like he was saying in the mid-eighties things that Francis Schaeffer had said 20 years earlier.

He ends the book with seven recommendations for the church to act upon if we hope to proclaim the good news in a way that its heard by our culture in the West.

Excellent, engaging book. ( )
  jkepler | Aug 2, 2008 |
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