Foolishness to the Greeks
Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture
by Lesslie Newbigin
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, and Geneva, Switzerland: World Council of Churches, 1986. 156 pages.
WCC Mission Series, no. 6. $7.95
reviewed by John Thompson
In discussions about the growth of the Church, here and abroad, it is common to identify certain groups as resistant, for one reason or another, to the message of the gospel. But is it not possible that our own Western culture may have become one of the most resistant of cultures to the gospel? Perhaps by absorbing certain elements of the Judeo-Christian tradition it has built up its immunity to the more challenging aspects of the Christian message. How, then, can modern Western culture be penetrated with the gospel?
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John Thompson is a librarian and professor at Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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