Europe and the Gospel. Past Influences, Current Developments, Mission Challenges
- Van de Poll, Evert
- De Gruyter 2013
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic resource (319 p.)
- Language Note:
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access
- Combining human interest stories with thought provoking analyses, Dr Evert Van de Poll paints the socio-cultural and religious picture of this exceptional continent: its population and cultural variety; past and present idea of 'we Europeans'; immigration, multiculturalism and the issue of (Muslim) integration; the construction of the EU and the concerns it raises; and the quest for the 'soul' of Europe. Special attention is paid to Christian and other roots of Europe; the mixed historical record of Christianity; vestiges of its past dominance; its place and influence in today's societies that are rapidly de-Christianising; and secularization as a European phenomenon. The author indicates specific challenges for Church development, mission and social service. In so doing, he outlines the contours of a contextualised communication of the Gospel.
- DOAB Library.
- Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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