Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Brent Neely reviews "Living among the Breakage"

Brent Neely has reviewed Miller's recently published book Living among the Breakage: Contextual Theology-making and ex-Muslim Christians. Here is a portion of the text:
I begin with a direct assessment. This is a fresh and compelling study in what is sure to be an increasingly important field. Miller has provided us with pioneering research in an emerging sector of World Christianity: the indigenous theology of Christians from a Muslim background. Miller deserves commendation for doing well a work that needed doing.  
A key contribution of this study, then, is to elicit, search out, analyze, and order the “theology” being produced by these new groups of believers in Christ. The point is not that these CMB communities feature professional theologians” or the publication of formal theological texts. No, rather, the point is that in reality the CMBs are working out their faith” in practice, in church life, and in various forms of communication from popular-level books to online poetry. Thought, talk, and action about God (or even “for” God) constitute “theology.” 

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