Friday, 30 July 2021

Evangelical Review of Theology 45, 3 (August 2021)

The latest Evangelical Review of Theology, published by The World Evangelical Alliance, is now online and available in its entirety as a pdf here.

Thomas Schirrmacher

John Stott: The Greatest Modern Model of Evangelical Theology

Aiah Dorkuh Foday-Khabenje

Byang Kato: Africa’s Foremost Twentieth-Century Evangelical Theological Leader

In the mid-twentieth century, Byang Kato swam against the tide of accommodating traditional African religious ideas within African Christianity. His energetic articulation and defence of historic Christian truth remain influential today. In this article, one of his successors describes Kato’s personal story, theological work and ongoing importance.

Daniel Eguiluz

‘Many Shepherds, One Flock’: An Evangelical Retrieval of Cyprian’s Model of Church Unity

Evangelicals express Christian unity through global and parachurch organizations, but evangelical denominations and congregations often remain isolated from each other. This article seeks a way out of that box by going back to a time 18 centuries ago when achieving unity was difficult but essential for Christians.

Thomas K. Johnson

Christian Proclamation and God’s Universal Grace

Tell a Muslim or Hindu that they need to accept the Trinity, and you probably won’t get very far. But if you start from shared assumptions about the blessings we receive from our creator and then explain how Christian theology helps to make sense of those blessings, you might be more successful. This article details, in Pauline fashion, ways to develop such themes.

Frank Hinkelmann

The Evangelical Alliance’s Commitment to Religious Liberty in Austria during the Second Half of the 19th Century

Even in the late 19th century, being an evangelical Protestant in some parts of western Europe was dangerous. Drawing extensively on original documents, this article describes global evangelicals’ determined efforts to secure religious freedom for their compatriots in Austria.

Thomas Schirrmacher

Catholics and Evangelicals and Their Future Relations

Today, Catholics and evangelicals have friendly relationships of mutual respect and cooperation in many parts of the world, but some criticize this friendliness on theological grounds. What forms should their relationship take, given the continuing differences between these two streams of Christianity? In this carefully considered message, the WEA’s leader gives his view.

Martina Kessler and Volker Kessler

How the Evangelical Alliance in Germany Is Addressing Abuse of Religious Power

In 2015, the Evangelical Alliance in Germany established a mediation centre to deal with power abuse in religious contexts. After a short background discussion of religious power abuse, the paper explains the history, procedures and guidelines of this mediation centre, along with its potential and limitations.

Fritz Gerald M. Melodi

Virgilio Enriquez and Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Dialogue: Discerning a Theology of Solidarity in Philippine Kapwa-Culture

Christians should be collectivist (in the sense of caring about their community) but not to the extent of abandoning Christian truth to peer pressure or popular opinion. How do we find a balance? This article approaches the question by comparing a Philippine psychologist to the ‘Christ-for-us’ theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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