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Jesus without Borders
Christology in the Majority World
PAPERBACK; Published: 11/27/2014
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7082-7
Price: $ 22.00
201 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9

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Series: Majority World Theology (MWT)

Significant evangelical global engagement with the person and work of Jesus Christ

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.

Watch a 2015 interview with two of the editors of this book here:

Anglican Theological Review
"At a time when the role of the creeds in some churches is in question, this book is helpful in thinking about our creedal inheritance."
Philip Jenkins
— Baylor University
"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."
Christopher J. H. Wright
— Langham Partnership
"This book provides all of us with a kind of stereophonic listening to one another across the cultures that shape us but should not define us as Christians. The whole Majority World Theology series promises to be a refreshingly reciprocal contribution to global theology."
Emmanuel Katongole
— University of Notre Dame
"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."
Juan Francisco Martínez
— Fuller Theological Seminary
"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."
Gerald Bray
— Beeson Divinity School
"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."
Englewood Review of Books
"A strong collection of essays written by theologians with roots in the majority world."
Bob on Books (blog)
"As the opening work of the series on Majority World Theology, this volume set a high standard of rich and vigorous discussion we might have around our One Lord."
The Presbyterian
"This book might be characterized as introductory rather than comprehensive, suggestive rather than exhaustive. Its eight chapters are meant to provide the reader with tantalizing tastes of a multicourse meal. For those left wanting more, the authors are careful to cite key thinkers and provide suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter."
Bulletin for Biblical Research
"The book achieves its aim to present different Christological views from the Majority World. The essays are clearly written, well researched and reveal in a stimulating way the different versions of Christology existent in Asia, Africa, and Latin America."