The Challenge of Culture: Articulating and Proclaiming the Wesleyan-Holiness Message in the Asia-Pacific Region

The Challenge of Culture

How can the church articulate the gospel message in ways relevant to the many diverse cultures of the Asia-Pacific region? To what degree can and should theologians, educators, pastors, and missionaries contextualize this message in this pursuit of relevancy? How can we bring our theology to culture without losing theology to syncretism or the plague of pluralism? How does the dynamic understanding of holiness in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition address these issues? The contributors at the 2001 Asia-Pacific Region Theology Conference wrestled with these and similar questions in their efforts to present a practical theology faithful to scripture and tradition yet flexible to the needs of community. The keynote speaker, Roderick T. Leupp, called the conference to do some “street theology”: “We must put in our time in the library, but perhaps even more importantly, we must put in our time with ordinary people in the ordinary places where they do ordinary things.” Readers will be challenged and inspired by the commitment of the authors of these articles who represent at least eight different cultures but share in the common passion for heart holiness.

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