Resources for understanding theology around the worlds

If you (like most of us) need to do a little more work on understanding theological perspectives from around the world, Faith and Theology has a nice, short review of the Global Dictionary of Theology (IVP 2008) edited by William A. Dyrness and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. I haven’t used it yet, but it sounds like a great resource.

Other resources on the subject that I have found helpful include:

  • Craig Ott and Harold A. Netland (eds.), Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity (Baker Academic, 2006)
  • Timothy C. Tennant, Theology in the Context of World Christianity: How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think and Discuss Theology (Zondervan, 2007)
  • Philip Jenkins, The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South (Oxford, 2008).

Have you run across any other books that you would recommend for understanding global perspectives on biblical and theological issues?

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on May 11, 2010, in Theology and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’ll happily second the Timothy Tennant book. I have found it very interesting and useful.

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