A New Book by Victor Ezigbo, Bethel University
Ezigbo, Victor, 2013, Introducing Christian Theologies, Volume One: Voices from Global Christian Communities. Eugene [OR}: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 304 pp., ISBN 13: 978-1-61097-364-9 (pbk), US$33 (retail price), US$26.40 (web price)
Should Christianity’s theological face remain largely European and North American in the twenty-first century in the wake of the expansion of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America? The question about the “theological face” of Christianity cannot be ignored. For too long African, Asian, and Latin American theologians have been left out of mainstream theological discussions. Few standard textbooks on Christian theology acknowledge the unique contributions theologians from these continents have made to global Christianity. Introducing Christian Theologies: Voices from Global Christian Communities is a two-volume textbook that alters the predominantly European and North American “theological face” of Christianity by interacting with the voices of the Christian communities from around the globe. Introducing Christian Theologies explores the works of key theologians from across the globe, highlighting their unique contributions to Christian theology and doctrine. It covers preliminary issues in theology, divine revelation, Scripture, the Trinity, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, and divine providence and creation. It presents the views of classical and contemporary theologians as well as male and female theologians. The textbook is also ecumenical: it converses with voices from different church denominations & traditions; and it is global: it converses with theologians from different parts of the world.