Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity

Author: Craig Ott & Harold A. Netland Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Publish Year: 2006

Book Description:

One of the most powerful forces in the twenty-first century is the increasing phenomenon of globalization. In nearly every realm of human activity, traditional boundaries are disappearing and people worldwide are more interconnected than ever. Christianity has also become more aware of global realities and the important role of the church in non-Western countries. Church leaders must grapple with the implications for theology and ministry in an ever-shrinking world.

Globalizing Theology is a groundbreaking book that addresses these issues of vital importance to the church. It contains articles from leading scholars, including Tite Tiénou, Kevin Vanhoozer, Charles Van Engen, M. Daniel Carroll R., Andrew Walls, Vinoth Ramachandra, and Paul Hiebert. Topics covered include the challenges that globalization brings to theology, how we can incorporate global perspectives into our thinking, and the effect a more global theology has on a variety of important issues.

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Table of Contents

  • “Christian Theology in an Era of World Christianity” by Tite Tiénou

  • “Anthropological Reflections on Contextualizing Theology in a Globalizing World” by Darrell L. Whiteman

  • “Globalization and the Study of Christian History” by Andrew F. Walls

  • “‘One Rule to Rule Them All?’ Theological Method in an Era of World Christianity” by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

  • “The Globalizing Hermeneutic of the Jerusalem Council” by David K. Strong and Cynthia A. Strong

  • “Creeds, Confessions, and Global Theologizing: A Case Study in Comparative Christologies” by Steve Strauss

  • “The Glocal Church: Locality and Catholicity in a Globalizing World” by Charles E. Van Engen

  • “‘Experience-Near Theologizing’ in Diverse Human Contexts” by Robert J. Priest

  • “The Challenge of Economic Globalization for Theology: From Latin America to a Hermeneutics of Responsibility” by M. Daniel Carroll R.

  • “Globalization, Nationalism, and Religious Resurgence” by Vinoth Ramachandra

  • “Bearing Witness in Rome with Theology from the Whole Church: Globalization, Theology, and Nationalism” by Eloise Hiebert Meneses

  • “Theological Implications of Globalizing Missions” by James E. Plueddemann

  • “Globalizing Theology and Theological Education” by Lois McKinney Douglas

  • “The Missionary as Mediator of Global Theologizing” by Paul G. Hieber