New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
Edited by Gene L. Green, Stephen T. Pardue, and K. K. Yeo (IVP Academic)
The growth of Christianity around the globe tends to have an enlivening effect on Christian thought and practice, as different people and cultures develop fresh insights on the faith. The essays compiled in Majority World Theology resulted from six annual gatherings convened by the editors, which featured dozens of theologians, Bible scholars, and pastors from across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. As the editors remark in their preface, “the churches in these dynamic regions have been cultivating the Christian faith in new soil, [and] the Spirit has blessed their work and allowed it to bear good fruit that the rest of the church should be eager to enjoy.”
Aminta Arrington (Penn State University Press)
A little over a century ago, the China Inland Mission evangelized the Lisu people of Southwest China. Christianity flourished among them at first, but waves of war and government repression nearly stamped it out. In Songs of the Lisu Hills, John Brown University scholar Aminta Arrington explores Lisu efforts to revive their faith in the decades following Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Arrington spent months living among Lisu communities and participating in their daily rhythms of work and worship, observing the intensely embodied shape of their close-knit religious life.
Petr Jasek with Rebecca George (Salem Books)
Petr Jasek awoke in a panic one night after dreaming he had been thrown in prison. Within a few years, that dream would come to feel like an eerie premonition. …
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