Next Evangelicalism Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity

ISBN-10: 0830833609
ISBN-13: 9780830833603
Edition: N/A
Authors: Soong-Chan Rah
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Description: Soong-Chan Rah calls the North American church to escape its Western cultural captivity and to embody a next evangelicalism that is diverse and multiethnic. This prophetic minority report casts a vision for a dynamic evangelicalism that fully  More...

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List price: $18.00
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 4/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Soong-Chan Rah calls the North American church to escape its Western cultural captivity and to embody a next evangelicalism that is diverse and multiethnic. This prophetic minority report casts a vision for a dynamic evangelicalism that fully embodies the cultural realities of the twenty-first century.

Hays is Dean of the Divinity School and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of several important studies in the New Testament, including Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul (1989), The Moral Vision of the New Testament (1996), The Faith of Jesus Christ (2nd ed. 2002), and The Conversion of the Imagination (2005).Soong-Chan Rah (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity and Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church, as well as coauthor of Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith and contributing author for Growing Healthy Asian American Churches.In addition to serving as founding senior pastor of the multi-ethnic, urban ministry-focused Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC), Rah has been a part of four different church-planting efforts and served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Boston. He has been an active member of the Boston Ten-Point Coalition (an urban ministry working with at-risk youth) and is a founding member of the Boston Fellowship of Asian-American Ministers. He serves on the boards of World Vision, Sojourners, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and the Catalyst Leadership Center. An experienced cross-cultural preacher and conference speaker, Rah has addressed thousands around the country at gathering like the 2003 Urbana Student Missions Conference, 2006 Congress on Urban Ministry, 2007 Urban Youth Workers Institute Conference, 2008 CCDA National Conference, 2010 Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) National Preaching Conference and the 2011 Disciples of Christ General Assembly. He and his wife Sue have two children and live in Chicago.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Western, White Cultural Captivity of the Church
Individualism: The Heartbeat of Western, White Cultural Captivity
Consumerism and Materialism: The Soul of Western, White Cultural Captivity
Racism: The Residue of Western, White Cultural Captivity
The Pervasiveness of the White Captivity of the Church
The Church Growth Movement and Megachurches
The Emergent Church's Captivity to Western, White Culture
The Cultural Imperialism of the White Captivity of the Church
Freedom from the White Captivity of the Church
Suffering and Celebration: Learning from the African American and Native American Communities
Holistic Evangelism: Learning from the Immigrant Church
A Multicultural Worldview: Learning from the Second Generation
Conclusion
Recommended Reading
Notes
Name and Subject Index
Scripture Index

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