- Paperback: 186 pages
- Publisher: Orbis Books (USA); Revised edition edition (22 November 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1570754381
- ISBN-13: 978-1570754388
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.2 x 23.4 cm
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Models of Contextual Theology (Faith and Cultures Series) Paperback – 22 Nov 2002
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About the Author
Stephen B. Bevans, a member of the Divine Word Missionaries, is Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Professor of Gospel and Culture at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and editor of Mission Studies.
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After laying out the stakes and the playing field in his first few chapters, he moves to systematically working through five different models of cultural engagement. Each chapter is structured similarly, starting with a sketch of the model, discussion of its terminology, illumination of its presuppositions, and a critique of it. Then he points towards two examples of the model's use or deployment. These latter two examples were always the most fascinating part of every chapter for me, and I looked forward to each. They were intriguing from the standpoint of just seeing someone working out a model in a real situation, but they were also inspiring in some ways, for in each an individual was striving to engage a specific culture with the gospel and reading how it was accomplishing was exciting simply as it emerges as a testimony to how God was working in the world.
I think this is a great point for any student or pastor to think about how they are engaging their surrounding culture. In fact, I highly recommend it to pastors merely because it also will help illuminate, for the observant reader, where one's own tendencies lie in regards to the models. This is especially important because everyone has been taught (whether directly or indirectly) how to engage culture, and situating one's on perspective and practice within Bevans' models enables one to critique and re-imagine how one goes about cultural engagement.