Southern Comfort in a Third Space (Issue 11 – April 06)

Editor: Rob Hay

The Annual Redcliffe Lectures in World Christianity have seen many fine missiologists since they began, from Andrew Walls to Michael Nazir Ali.  Last year, when we devoted the April Issue to Colin Chapman’s lectures on Islam, it aroused great debate and was greatly appreciated.  This year I am delighted to introduce my colleague at Redcliffe and fellow Editor of Encounters, Jonathan Ingleby.

Jonathan retires this summer, almost 40 years to the day since he set sail for India.  I am quite certain that he will challenge our assumptions, provoke us to think and help us on our journey to relevancy, responsibility and appropriateness in doing mission into the 21st century.

Drawing on his extensive work in the field of post-colonialism, he asks first “Can the South save the West, them and us, to a third space – to hybridity rather than multi-culturalism”.

Lee Loun Ling offers a listener’s response to the first paper as, in her own words, “an East Asian recipient of colonialism and mission”.

I am also pleased this month to introduce a new section and Editor to you.  Tim Davy is a research student in Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire and is an Associate Faculty member at Redcliffe.  He also works part-time for St Andrew’s bookshop and has spent two years with IFES in Russia.

Tim becomes our Reviews Editor.  He will be highlighting a cross-section of books and other resources in each issue to feed and resource your thinking.  If you would like to submit a review, then you can contact Tim here.

Article 1:  The Failure of the West and Can the South Save the West?
(Dr Jonathan Ingleby, 8121 words) PDF -:- Abstract and Discussion
Article 2:  Hybridity or The Third Space and How Shall We Describe the Kingdom of God.
(Dr Jonathan Ingleby, 5928 words) PDF -:- Abstract and Discussion
Article 3:  A Response to Jonathan Ingleby’s Lecture on “The Failure of the West and Can the South Save the West?”
(Lee Loun Ling, 1379 words) PDF -:- Abstract and Discussion
Article 4:  A Response to Jonathan Ingleby’s Lectures.
(Dr Cathy Ross, 695 words) PDF -:- Abstract and Discussion

Book Review 1:  Truth with a Mission: Reading Scripture Missiologically.
(By Christopher Wright; Grove)
Book Review 2:  Introducing World Missions:  A Biblical, Historical and Practical Survey.
(By Scott Moreau, Gary Corwin, Gary McGee; Baker)
Other Books: A brief summary of other books received.

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