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"The Gospel as Public Truth": An Indian Multi-Religious Perspective on Lesslie Newbigin

Fr. Samuel George (Author) Christian Heritage Rediscovered

This book addresses the issue of "Christian Gospel" and "Culture" in the multi-faith context of India. The Author believes that, Bishop Lesslie Newbigin's clarion call of "Gospel as Public Truth" is the point of departure in relation to the Religious Pluralism prevalent in India. Christian Gospel is unabashedly hinged to the person of Jesus, the Christ. When this Gospel is preached as "Public Truth" in a context like India there is all possibility that it is misunderstood and even rejected. In such a scenario, two tendencies are usually visible: privatizing of the Christian Gospel or a bulldozing of it on others. Either of these can be dangerous, detrimental and counter productive to the affirmation of both Christian Gospel and Culture.

This book is a humble attempt to understand this interaction of the Gospel and Culture of India, in the light of the discussions put forward by Newbigin. Armed with a detailed Bibliography and supplementing Appendices the book is meant for Historians, Christian Laity, Church Clergies, Theologians, Religious leaders, Students and Researchers, all alike.

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About the author

Fr. Samuel George

Dr. Samuel George holds a Master's degree in Sociology (MA), and Doctorate in Theology (Serampore University). He has served as a Christian theological educator in many institutes in North India. Currently, he serves as the Principal of Master's College of Theology (Serampore University), Visakhapatnam, India. He is a member of the Reference Group of the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) of the World Council of Churches, Geneva. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of New Life Theological Journal.

He has also authored, Christology: An Introduction and The Historical Particularity of Jesus: A Dialogue with the Hindu view of History. Many of his writings are published in national and international journals. He comes from Jammu & Kashmir and is married to Dr. Atula Ao (Tsuedir) from Nagaland, a Biblical Scholar in the field of Old Testament.

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Title "The Gospel as Public Truth": An Indian Multi-Religious Perspective on Lesslie Newbigin
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.01.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9351480321, 9789351480327
length xxiv+112p., 23cm.