Book Review – Lesslie Newbigin’s “The Gospel in a Pluralist Society”

“Newbigin (1909-1998) was an internationally esteemed British pastor, missionary, theologian, ecumenical statesman” (Back Cover).  Today in our hostile pluralistic culture people view religion differently than science.  With science people look at facts and determine whether or not a particular hypothesis is true or false.  With religion people look at values, tradition, and reason.  What enters the discussion is a plausibility structure which has within it a view of what should be if things were ideal.  Christianity does not fit well within a pluralistic worldview but offers an alternative to the plausibility structure because God is active within the world.

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