Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture
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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What a great book brimfull of very brilliant facts and observations. I was amazed at the level of the objective criticism. The book gives a fair judgment on the way many of us look at the Bible and ... Read full review
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Page 3 - By the word culture we have to understand the sum total of ways of living developed by a group of human beings and handed on from generation to generation.
Page 4 - ... a culturally conditioned style of life. There can never be a culture-free gospel. Yet the gospel, which is from the beginning to the end embodied in culturally conditioned forms, calls into question all cultures, including the one in which it was originally embodied.