191 Martin Conway GOD - OPEN, WORLD - WIDE, AND JESUS - TRUE Lesslie Newbigin's Faith Pilgrimage ,Why don't we British produce world-famous theologians any more?' I was asked in July 1974 by the then Professor, formerly Bishop, Richard Hanson, in a surprisingly irascible tone, as we watched people gathering in the University of Accra, Ghana, for a meeting of the WCC Faith and Order Commission. ,Oh, don't we?' I replied, ,What about Kenneth Cragg and LesslieNewbigin?',WeU ... but ...' he stuttered, .neither of them has ever taught in a British university.' That story no doubt says more about the people in British universities than about Cragg or Newbigin! Twenty years on I can only all the more repeat, indeed glory in, my confident answer, with both of the theologians concerned having published a stream of books in their ,retirement` that greatly add to their already then much-treasured witness. A Life in Movement -Across the World and Back Again Lesslie Newbigin will be 85 in December 1994. His life has neatly spanned this tumultuous century; his faith is already pointing his readers into the challenges and demands of the next. The outer chronicle of his life conveys the
Mission Studies – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1994
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