Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture (Google eBook)
In this book, Lesslie Newbigin attempts to look at modern Western culture through the eyes of an outsider and to ask, "What would it mean to confront this culture with the gospel?" Newbigin looks first at the broad issues raised by any cross-cultural communication of the gospel. He then focuses his discussion on modern Western culture, examining its essential features and the present signs of its disintegration. This leads to the main thrust of the book--the question of how biblical authority can be a reality for those who are shaped by this culture. Newbigin goes on to consider what would be involved in the encounter between the gospel and modern science, politics, and economics. Finally, he discusses the task of the church in bringing about this missionary encounter.
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Review: Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western CultureUser Review - Circle of Hope Pastors - Goodreads
Good Bible study to help you change your mind about where you live and how to relate to those yet to follow Jesus. Read full review
Review: Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western CultureUser Review - Sean Post - Goodreads
As much as I didn't care for "The Open Secret", this book seems to be the crowning masterpiece of Newbigin's life as a missiological practitioner. The latter chapters were what really grabbed my ... Read full review