Van de Poll, Evert
Europe and the Gospel
Past Influences, Current Developments, Mission Challenges
- eBook (PDF)
- Publication Date:
- August 2013
Aims and Scope
Combining human interest stories with thought provoking analyses, Dr Evert Van de Poll paints the socio-cultural and religious picture of this exceptional continent: its population and cultural variety; past and present idea of ‘we Europeans’; immigration, multiculturalism and the issue of (Muslim) integration; the construction of the EU and the concerns it raises; and the quest for the ‘soul’ of Europe.
Special attention is paid to Christian and other roots of Europe; the mixed historical record of Christianity; vestiges of its past dominance; its place and influence in today’s societies that are rapidly de-Christianising; and secularization as a European phenomenon.
The author indicates specific challenges for Church development, mission and social service. In so doing, he outlines the contours of a contextualised communication of the Gospel.
- 319 pages
- 4 Fig. 6 Tables
- DE GRUYTER OPEN
- Type of Publication:
- Europe, Christianity, Missiology, European History
- Student of missiology, Theologians, Readers interested in European history