Communicating Christ in Asian Cities (SEANET 6)

Urban Issues in Buddhist Contexts
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Communicating Christ in Asian Cities: Urban Issues in Buddhist Contexts is the sixth volume in a series produced from the annual SEANET Missiological Forum held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It developed from a keen awareness that certain urban concerns for evangelistic mission must be addressed in a unique way when viewed within the myriad and complex cultures found within Asian Buddhism. All authors included here write from many years of experience as Evangelical mission theologians, scholars, pastors and practitioners working within Asian urban Buddhist contexts. This book is divided into three sections with the first focused on foundational issues of ministry within the framework of Asian Buddhist cities. The second section includes four chapters addressing several contextual issues specific to peoples within Asian Buddhist cities. The final section includes three chapters on the topic of strategic means of evangelization found useful in specific Asian urban Buddhist contexts.

  • ISBN: 9780878080076
  • Pages: 297
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2009
  • Publisher: William Carey Library

Table of Contents

Introduction

Contributors

Section One: Foundational Factors

       1. Some Historical Views on Asian Urban Extension: Complexities of Urban and Rural Relationships by Alex G. Smith

       2. Media’s Role in (Re)Shaping the Values of Today’s Urban Buddhist and Its Impact on Gospel Proclamation by A. Steven Evans

Section Two: Contextual Issues

       3. Ethnic Crisis and Christianity in Buddhist Cities by M.S. Vasanthakumar

       4. Understanding Sri Lankan Urban Buddhists by Santha Lal De Alwis

       5. Addressing the Challenge of Reaching the Neo-Buddhists in Urban India by J.N. Manokaran

       6. The Urbanization of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and its Impact on the Christian Church by G.P.V. Somaratna

Section Three: Strategic Means

       7. Reaching the Cities as Means to Reaching the Nations by Steven Spaulding

       8. Filipino Urban Missions in the Buddhist World Today by David S. Lim

       9. Buddhadasa, Tamma, Jesus, and the Promise of New Creation: A Holistic Contextualized Gospel for Urban Buddhists in Thailand by David Von Stroh

References

Index

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