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CHURCH AND CONTEXT

CHURCH AND CONTEXT
ESSAY
Students should not reproduce work on a topic already submitted for summative assessment in this, or any other, module.
Write a 4,000 word essay on ONE of the following:
SBL Author-title (short-title footnote) style
1.    Evaluate Charles Kraft’s assertion that evangelical contextual theologizing and praxis have not taken sufficient account of issues of spiritual power.
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Bibliography
The following is a sample of bibliographical resources which should be consulted. At levels 5 and above you should also supplement your bibliography by making use of a broad range of relevant scholarly literature.
Bosch, David J. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 1991.
Conn, Harvie M. Eternal World and Changing Worlds: Theology, Anthropology, and Mission in Trialogue. Grand Rapids: Academie, 1984.
Greenlee, David. “Territorial Spirits Reconsidered.” Missiology 22 (October 1994): 507-14.
Hiebert, Paul G. Anthropological Insights for Missionaries. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1985.
Hiebert, Paul G. Anthropological Reflections on Missiological Issues. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.
Johnson, Mark. “Wrestling with Spiritual Warfare.” Voice of Bhakti 2(1) (February 2003). Cited 20 August 2014. Online: http://www.bhaktivani.com/volume2/number1/intro.html
Kraft, Charles H. ed. Appropriate Christianity. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2005.
Lowe, C. Territorial Spirits and World Evangelisation? Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publications and OMF, 1998.
McConnell, C. Douglas, ed. The Holy Spirit and Mission Dynamics. Evangelical Missiological Society Series Number 5. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 1997.
Moreau, A. Scott, ed. Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000.
Ott, Craig and Harold A. Netland, eds. Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity. Nottingham: Apollos, 2007.
Powlison, David A. Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995.
Priest, Robert J., Thomas Campbell, and Bradford A. Mullen. “Missiological Syncretism: The New Animistic Paradigm.” Pages 9-87 in Spiritual Power and Missions: Raising the Issues. Edited by Edward Rommen. Evangelical Missiological Society Series No. 3. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 1995.
Winter, Ralph D. and Steven C. Hawthorne, eds. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, A Reader. 4th ed. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2009.
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2.    Give an account and critical evaluation of the contextualization of the gospel in any one specific context. (Context to be decided on in consultation with lecturer.)
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Bibliography
The following is a sample of bibliographical resources which should be consulted. You should also supplement your bibliography with works relevant to the particular context you are evaluating in consultation with the lecturer.
Allen, Roland. Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1962.
Anderson, Gerald ed. Biographical History of Christian Missions. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.
Conn, Harvie M. Eternal World and Changing Worlds: Theology, Anthropology, and Mission in Trialogue. Grand Rapids: Academie, 1984.
Hesselgrave, David J., and Edward Rommen. Contextualization: Meanings, Methods, and Models. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 1989.
Hiebert, Paul G. Anthropological Insights for Missionaries. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1985, 148-58.
Hiebert, Paul G. Anthropological Reflections on Missiological Issues. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.
Kraft, Charles H. ed. Appropriate Christianity. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2005.
Kraft, Charles H. Christianity in Culture: A Study in Dynamic Biblical Theologizing in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 1979.
Moreau, A. Scott. Contextualization in World Missions: Mapping and Assessing Evangelical Models. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2012.
Moreau, A. Scott, ed. Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000.
Neill, Stephen. A History of Christian Missions. Pelican History of the Church: 6. Rev. ed. New York: Penguin, 1986.
Nida, Eugene, A. Message and Mission: The Communication of the Christian Faith.  Rev. ed.  Pasadena: William Carey Library, 1990.
Taylor, William D., ed. Global Missiology for the 21st Century – The Iguassu Dialogue. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2000.
Walls, Andrew F. The Missionary Movement in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission of the Faith. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1996.
Willowbank Report: Consultation on Gospel and Culture, The. Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, 1978. Cited 20 August 2014. Online: http://www.lausanne.org/en/documents/lops/73-lop-2.html.
Winter, Ralph D and Steven C. Hawthorne. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, A Reader. 4th ed. Edited by Ralph D. Winter. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2009.
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