From Cairo to Kolkata, from Cochabamba to Paris, Christians are reflecting on how to say and live the Gospel in their culture, whether traditional, modern or postmodern. The technical term we use to designate this reflection is contextualization. Many missiologists have written on this subject. But few authors have looked in detail at the way in which the early Churches contextualized the Gospel. However, the New Testament gives many examples of this.
In this book, Dean Flemming, missiologist and biblical scholar, studies the way in which the New Testament churches practiced this contextualization of the Gospel, then he draws lessons for today. Paul, Mark or John, when they make the Word of the Gospel heard to their recipients, implement a method whose contribution can renew current thinking and practice.
Author: Dean Flemming