Globalization, Ethnicity, and Cultural Authenticity: Implications for Theological Education

Brian M. Howell

A number of concepts drawn from social science - “worldview,” “ethnicity,” “cultural context,” and even “culture” itself - have become key terms in interpreting Global Christianity. Brian M. Howell argues that in the contemporary global/local world, these notions often fail to address the reality of agency and cultural construction in the Church and the world. By developing these ideas in light of contemporary ethnographic and anthropological work, we can bring these concepts to bear on theological education specifically, and the larger Church generally, in helpful and distinctly Christian ways. Mr. Howell is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Wheaton College.

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