What is a Christian? Answers from the Global South

Amy Plantinga Pauw

Article Type: Word and World Lecture Series

Publication Date: 7/1/2007

Issue: What is a Christian? (Vol. 27, No 3, Summer, 2007)

To be a Christian is to recognize that Christian identity is centrifugal, outward looking; it is to be anchored in a particular community of word and sacrament; it is to reflect critically on one’s own theology and practice. Western Christians can learn much about all these dimensions in conversation with the churches of the Global South.

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