Just In: Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations

Well my! That was quick! I mailed in my review book copy suggestions to IVP on Friday, and one of them arrived today: Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations: Global Awakenings in Theology and Praxis editted by Kay Higuera Smith, Jayachitra Lalitha, and L. Daniel Smith. Looking forward to engaging this text!

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  1. Abram K-J

    I believe this is the book in which my friend Megan DeFranza has a chapter…sure to be a good one! Have you had a chance to dip into the book at all?

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  2. Rich

    This book needs to be read simultaneously with Rick Perlstein’s Invisible Bridge. In Invisible Bridge Perlstein noted how Reagan’s narrative of American innocence short-circuited any national self-reflection and infantilized our country. Reagan and evangelicals had a mutual influence on each other. Reagan helped produce an unreflective evangelicalism that did not come to terms with our colonial history and viewed any attempt to do so as a frontal attack against evangelicalism itself. I see this battle still between waged between the evangelical and progressive wings of the Presbyterian Church with many evangelical churches leaving over perceived threats. Hopefully this book marks a reformation and a new humility in the evangelical community.

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