Sunday, 8 November 2015
The Cross-Cultural Process in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission and Reception of Faith,
Andrew F. Walls, T&T Clark, 2002, page 80-81
After citing a few more areas where he thinks that the understanding of the Scriptures has benefitted from crossing cultural frontiers, Andrew Walls turns his focus upon the modern world.
The majority of Christians now belong to Africa, Asia and Latin America. These regions will increasingly be the places where Christian decisions and Christian choices will have to be made, where creative theology will become a necessity and where the materials for constructing that theology will be such as have not been used for that purpose before. New questions will be asked about Christ that arise from the endeavours of Christian people to express Him, to think in a Christian way, and make Christian choices in settings that have been shaped by the venerable traditions of Africa and Asia.
It is certainly true that what is known as the "Global South" is a reality and that this will challenge all our thinking. In successive take-overs, as firms amalgamate, names are merged and changed. PricewaterhouseCoopers was fromed in 1998 by merging Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, but where did Mr Lybrand go? Where are messrs Holyland, Montgomery and Ross? (see here) In the move forward to bringing more parties to the table needs to make sure that the founding party is not forgotten.