Inhabiting the City Envisioning Baptist Ways of Doing Theology amidst Pluralism

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Ryan Andrew Newson


This article uses theological resources found in the work of James Wm McClendon, Jr to articulate a way for Christians, particularly baptists, to reconceptualise their purpose in a pluralistic and pluralising world. Two themes are highlighted as being especially important for such a context: a robust affirmation of the need for Christians to be receptive to others, rather than putting themselves in the position of perpetual teachers; and the importance of articulating a Christian conception of power that can counter the rise of authoritarian political movements throughout the West.

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Ryan Andrew Newson, Campbell University

Dr Ryan Andrew Newson is Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina.