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Contextualization And Syncretism

by Dr. Gailyn Van Rheenen

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Published by William Carey Library Pub .
Written in English

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  • Customs & Traditions,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology

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    FormatPaperback
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    Open LibraryOL11172816M
    ISBN 100878083871
    ISBN 109780878083879
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    compromise of basic Christian tenets and syncretism. Underlying Causes of Syncretism The Christian messenger must walk a thin line to assure proper contextualization of the Gospel message. One side of the line ends in rejection of the Gospel message and the other ends in the pollutant of syncretism. Though spoken in a different context, thisFile Size: 44KB.   Syncretism and contextualization are often heard by Third World and marginalized Christians as code words of power designed to maintain the traditional authority of missionaries and leaders of Western Christianity, with its roots in Cited by: 4.

      Reflections on Syncretism Craig Ott and Stephen Strauss, in their book Encountering Theology of Mission, define contextualization as “relating the never-changing truths of scripture to ever-changing human contexts so that those truths are clear and compelling” (). One of the refreshing voices in the evangelical community is the World Evangelical Alliance, under which this theological work was commissioned. This book is useful for missiologists, theologians, ministers, and professors. Its chapters acknowledge the universality of the global church while emphasizing the need for theology to accurately communicate to local cultures.

    Contextualization of the Gospel raises questions that need thoughtful answers." --Jackson Wu, author of One Gospel for All Nations and Saving God's Face "This book challenges us to restore the balance between Scripture, the wisdom and insights of the Church's early missionaries as Christianity grappled with other religions, and the more.   DMin Contextual Theology and Ministry for Asian American Churches | Fuller Theological Seminary - Duration: Fuller Theological Seminary views.


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Contextualization And Syncretism by Dr. Gailyn Van Rheenen Download PDF EPUB FB2

Contextualization & Syncretism 1st Edition. by Gailyn Van Rheenen (Editor) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important.

ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Author: Gailyn Van Rheenen. “Culture’s influence upon Christianity is easier to discern in retrospect than in prospect.

If history is our guide, one thing is sure: This age will be as syncretistic as any other How is the gospel being contextualized in the contemporary world.

To what degree are these new contextualizations syncretist. Once one has decided that contextualization is a missiological necessity, the danger of a drift to “Christian” syncretism must be addressed. John H. Connor has defined syncretism as “the combination of any belief or practice with Christian belief and/or practice which is objectively incompatible with Christian truth in the context of.

Contextualization & Syncretism book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(19). Contextualization and Syncretism: Navigating Cultural Currents - Kindle edition by Van Rheenen, Gailyn.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Contextualization and Syncretism: Navigating Cultural : $ Contextualization and Syncretism PDF Print E-mail by Gailyn Van Rheenen For many years I have contended that the largest vacuum in Missiology is the study of syncretism and the interrelated perspectives toward contextualization.

It has, therefore, been my privilege to edit a book of presentations of the Evangelical Missiological Society entitled Contextualization and. This book attempts to answer these questions by defining and analyzing contextualization and syncretism."-Gailyn Van Rheenen Category: Christianity and culture Branded Faith.

Author: Rajkumar Dixit ISBN: Genre: Religion File Size:. "Culture's influence upon Christianity is easier to discern in retrospect than in prospect.

If history is our guide, one thing is sure: This age will be as syncretistic as any other¿How is the gospel being contextualized in the contemporary world. To what degree are these new contextualizations syncretistic.

This book attempts to answer these questions by defining and analyzing Reviews: 1. But discerning syncretism in your own culture is exceedingly difficult. Let’s look at two biblical examples to further illustrate the difference between effective missionary contextualization and unhealthy theological syncretism.

First, let’s look at Paul’s. The lamb and the emperor: theologies of revelation countering syncretism / by Ron Stansell --Case studies: contextualization and syncretism in living contexts.

To the Muslim I became a Muslim. / by Dudley Woodberry. The word “contextualization,” on the other hand, describes the healthy restatement of genuine biblical faith that is also meaningful in fresh cultural contexts (Van Rheenen2).

THE BIBLICAL PICTURE There are abundant examples. Books shelved as contextualization: Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility by Duane Elmer, The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonic. Applying the Doctrine of Scripture to Contextualization Debates about contextualization tend to polarize people.

At issue is the relationship between the Bible and culture. Many theologians and missionaries are concerned that contextualization too easily leads to compromise. They fear syncretism, not wanting Christians to adopt cultural ideas that corrupt the church’s teaching.

Mission and Contextualization 9 Developing a working definition of contextualization 11 Efforts of Contextualization among the African Independent Churches 15 Independent Churches, Contextualization and Syncretism 19 Motivation for this Study 19File Size: KB.

If the book’s editor is right that the study of syncretism has been a major gap within missiological literature—and I believe he is—then this emphasis is surely appropriate.

Fifteen essays by evangelical missiologists offer the reader a rich variety of perspectives on syncretism and its relationship to contextualization. "Syncretism, refers to the mixing of different religious traditions whether as active, ongoing process or as historical fact.

In the present era of displacement, migration and generally increasing "cultural compression" syncretism is very much a current event. But syncretism does not just happen because religions have similarities and cross over into one another. 1. SUMMARY OF THE BOOK. The authors of this book (Contextualization: Meaning, Methods and Models by D.

Hasselgrave & E. Rommen. pages, William Carey Library, Pasadena, CA )survey the history of contextualization in Bible and church explore significant proposals of prominent thinkers, and evaluate these proposals.

Contextualization: a theology of gospel and culture. [Bruce J Nicholls] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Bruce J Nicholls. Find more Cultural and supra-cultural factors in the communication of the Gospel --Patterns in the movement from contextualization to syncretism --Understanding biblical theology --The dynamics of cross-cultural.

Syncretism, in this case, is the mixing of Christianity with something else such that they become a different gospel. Syncretism can take place with a postive-thinking gospel, a nationalist. Contextualization And Syncretism by Dr. Gailyn Van Rheenen (Oct ) Contextualization in the New Testament: Patterns for Theology And Mission by Dean E.

Flemming (Nov ) Contextualization of Christianity and Christianization of language: A case study from the highlands of Papua New Guinea (Erlanger Monographien aus Mission und Okumene) by.

Overcoming Syncretism by Contextualization. Syncretism is the most commonly expressed concern whenever we talk about contextualization. Syncretism has occurred throughout Church history and will continue to be present until Jesus returns.

This is because syncretism, at its essence, is double.Contextualization and Syncretism: From Caution to Bogeyman For a while now I have appreciated and benefitted from the work of missiologist Gailyn Van Rheenen.

He wrote the foreword to our book, Encountering New Religious Movements (Kregel Academic & Professional, ), and he writes informative newsletters called "Monthly Missiological. I warn that contemporary Christians must avoid two pitfalls in regards to contextualization—obscurantism and syncretism.

Obscurantism occurs when a person “confuses the gospel with some idea.