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!

0 thoughts on “Just In: Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations

  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?

  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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