Author: Yong, Amos
Brand: IVP Academic
Number Of Pages: 255
Release Date: 19-09-2014
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No longer does world Christianity converge in the Euro-American West―there has been a dramatic shift to the Global South, providing the occasion for a fresh consideration of the future of evangelical theology. Drawing on the day of Pentecost narrative, Amos Yong puts forward a bold proposal for a pentecostal-evangelical theology informed by the particular experiences and perspectives of Asian Americans. The outpouring of Christ's Spirit upon all flesh means that the evangelical church has to attend to the multiplicity of voices and contexts that shape the global theological conversation. Evangelical theology, Yong argues, is necessarily contextual theology, though in a way that does not sacrifice the gospel's universality. The Future of Evangelical Theology is a programmatic vision for theology that pays attention to the realities of gender, race, migration, economics, justice and politics. What emerges is a theology situated within a pentecostal Asian American context that bears on the future of the whole church.
"The outpouring of Christ's Spirit upon all flesh means that the evangelical church has to attend to the multiplicity of voices that shape the global theological conversation. The Future of Evangelical Theology is a programmatic vision for theology that pays attention to the realities of gender, race, migration, economics, justice and politics." -- Light Magazine Canada, November 2014
"This volume is a significant contribution to the discussion of what future evangelicalism needs to look like if it is to survive, and, moreover, transcend its current provincialism. . . . In this more inclusive endeavor, Yong should enjoy wide support from those from the Stone-Campbell Movement who all too well know the frustration of being kept on the theological margins. . . . Thanks to Asian American pent-evangelists like Amos Yong, 'strange tongues' can become quite intelligible." -- Robert C. Kurka, Stone-Campbell Journal, Fall 2015
"This book is accessible to advanced undergraduates and to pastors. As a resource for further research it may prove to be invaluable. Yong's broad reach into existing scholarly work may provide the biggest value for academics, but it is his pent-evangelical immigrant status that informs all of his practice." -- Douglas F. Olena, Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry, Fall 2015, Vol. 12
"This book provides an invaluable resource for those seeking to understand the challenges and opportunities facing diaspora Asian American churches." -- Geomon George, Missiology, 44, 4
"What can Asian American 'pent-evangelicals' offer the church? Dr. Yong argues for an Asian American theology and vision of the church that takes seriously the transcendent claims of evangelical theology, the global thrust of Pentecostal mission and the immanent claims of the gospel mediated through local culture. This is a book that every Asian American Christian, evangelical and/or Pentecostal or not, will find profound, and that all Christians who recognize the hybrid nature of culture must read." -- Sharon Tan, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
About the Author
Amos Yong (PhD, Boston University) is professor of theology and mission and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is the author or editor of over two dozen books, including Spirit of Love: A Trinitarian Theology of Grace and The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology.
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