Jesus without Borders
Christology in the Majority World
Though the makeup of the church worldwide has undeniably shifted south and east over the past few decades, very few theological resources have taken account of these changes. Jesus without Borders – the first volume in the emerging Majority World Theology series — begins to remedy that lack, bringing together select theologians and biblical scholars from various parts of the world to discuss the significance of Jesus in their respective contexts.
Offering an excellent glimpse of contemporary global, evangelical dialogue on the person and work of Jesus, this volume epitomizes the best Christian thinking from the Majority World in relation to Western Christian tradition and Scripture. The contributors engage throughout with historic Christian confessions – especially the Creed of Chalcedon – and unpack their continuing relevance for Christian teaching about Jesus today.
Different societies vary in exactly how they understand Christ’s gospel message in terms of their own culture. The rewarding essays in Jesus without Borders offer an impressively wide-ranging survey of those diverse responses and understandings of Christology. Provocative and interesting.
This book provides all of us with a kind of stereophonic listening to one another across the cultures that shape us but should not de ne us as Christians. The whole Majority World Theology series promises to be a refreshingly reciprocal contribution to global theology.
Christopher J. H. Wright
A well-written and much-needed book. Through these essays the reader travels around the world and gets a flavor of the rich theological ferment under way in world Christianity.
University of Notre Dame
Provides an important invitation. . . . Each chapter’s response to Jesus’ question ‘Who do you say I am?’ offers a slightly different perspective on how Christians around the world answer that question. Jesus without Borders helps us take seriously the global nature of Christian faith and practice.
Juan Francisco Martínez
Fuller Theological Seminary
Christianity is rapidly expanding in the Majority World, which is playing more and more a part in the faith’s ongoing theological development. . . . We are privileged to have this collection of essays as a guide to what we may expect to see in the years to come.
Beeson Divinity School
Table of Contents
- Introduction: An Invitation to Discuss Christology with the Global Church (Stephen T. Pardue)
PART I: THEOLOGICAL ENGAGEMENTS
- 1. Christology in the West: Conversations in Europe and North America (Kevin J. Vanhoozer)
- 2. Jesus as God’s Communicative and Hermeneutical Act:African Christians on the Person and Significance of Jesus Christ (Victor I. Ezigbo)
- 3. Christologies in Asia: Trends and Reflections (Timoteo D. Gener)
- 4. ¿Quién Vive? ¡Cristo! Christology in Latin American Perspectives (Jules A. Martínez-Olivieri)
- 5. Reading the Gospel of John through Palestinian Eyes (Yohanna Katanacho)
- 6. From Artemis to Mary: Misplaced Veneration versus True Worship of Jesus in the Latino/a Context (Aída Besançon Spencer)
- 7. Christology and Cultus in 1 Peter: An African (Kenyan) Appraisal (Andrew M. Mbuvi)
- 8. Biblical Christologies of the Global Church: Beyond Chalcedon? Toward a Fully Christian and Fully Cultural Theology (K. K. Yeo)
- Index of Authors
- Index of Subjects
- Index of Scripture References