Posted on9 July 2017
Book Launch: Contextualization of the Gospel, by Andrew J. Prince
ACT was pleased to celebrate with one of our own faculty, Rev Dr Andrew Prince (Brisbane School of Theology) on the recent publication of his doctoral thesis Contextualization of the Gospel: towards an evangelical approach in the light of Scripture and the Church Fathers.
Andrew’s book joins the ACT Monograph Series, in partnership with Wipf & Stock Publishers, as its eighth book.
Rev Dr Graeme Chatfield and Rev Megan Powell du Toit, both from the ACT Department of Research and Research Studies, wrote of the work:
Contextualisation has been an important and much-discussed topic within missiology for some decades now. Andrew makes a helpful contribution to this discussion through modelling an evangelical methodology that draws from biblical studies, church tradition and the social sciences. He does so by focussing on the book of Acts and the Church Father John Chrysostom, bringing them into conversation together. As Andrew rightly notes, this approach highlights to evangelicals ‘the importance and value of the writings of one church father, John Chrysostom, and the place of Christian thought more generally in contextualization of the gospel’.
Andrew’s research enriches both the ongoing missiological discussion and also his own practice as a teacher and scholar in the ACT community. We pray that both this book and Andrew himself may bear fruit for the gospel into the future.
Andrew is currently the Director of the Centre for Asian Christianity at BST.
His work is available online at: wanderingbookseller.com.au
Congratulations, Dr Prince!