Book Reviews / Journal of Reformed Theology 4 (2010) 145-168 151 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156973110X523584 Timothy C. Tennent, Theology in the Context of World Christianity , Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Mi. 2007, xxi + 295 pp, £16.99/$24.99 (ISBN 9780310275114). Timothy C. Tennent is a North American missiologist with a long experience of teaching both in the USA and India. One can only welcome his intention of making western Prot- estant evangelicals aware of the rapid growth of a global Christianity in which both the centre of gravity and the main evangelistic impetus are now with the ‘Majority World Church’ of the south. More speciﬁcally, he is convinced that ‘Majority World theological scholarship serves as a renewing inﬂuence on Western theological scholarship’, particularly in the area of systematic theology. His perspective is certainly panoramic, as in successive chapters he considers the issues raised for Christianity by Muslim claims to the Father of Jesus as the God of Muhammad, the signiﬁcance of Hindu sacred texts, doctrines of salva- tion in the context of shame-based cultures in the Far East, Christ as ‘healer’ and ‘ancestor’ in Africa, ‘salvation by grace’ in Pure Land Buddhism, Latin American Pentecostalism, the
Journal of Reformed Theology – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2010
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