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Monday, January 21, 2008

Christianity and Culture

"The Willowbank Consultation on Gospel and Culture, held in Bermuda in 1978, acknowledged that human beings are creatures of their culture, and that everything we think, say and do is conditioned by culture. Thus, the gospel has also been conditioned by history and the culture in which it was written. There is no such thing as a 'pure gospel,' that is, a free-floating Word somewhere that is not somehow incarnated in a human culture and language." - Melba Padilla Maggay, "Towards Contextualization from Within: Some Tools and Culture Themes," in John Suk, ed., Doing Theology in the Philippines (Manila: OMF Literature, Inc., 2005), p. 37.

1 comment:

maya said...

This would be a good quote for those who insist that the Bible/ Gospel is sexist.