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Modernism and Postmodernism
Global Dictionary of Theology
  • Brad Kallenberg, University of Dayton
  • Ethan Smith, University of Dayton
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The Global Dictionary of Theology is inspired by the shift of the center of Christianity from the West to the Global South. But it also reflects the increase in two-way traffic between these two sectors as well as the global awareness that has permeated popular culture to an unprecedented degree. The editorial perspective of the Global Dictionary of Theology is an ecumenical evangelicalism that is receptive to discovering new facets of truth through listening and conversation on a global scale. Thus a distinctive feature of the Global Dictionary of Theology is its conversational approach. Contributors have been called on to write in the spirit of engaging in a larger theological conversation in which alternative views are expected and invited.
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Document available for download is the authors' accepted manuscript; it later appeared in the Global Dictionary of Theology, edited by William A. Dyrness and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1426.

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Brad Kallenberg and Ethan Smith. "Modernism and Postmodernism" Global Dictionary of Theology (2008)
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