Research/Areas of Interest
Intercultural Readings of the Bible
Over the past three milennia,the various stories of the bible have been passed from culture to culture and from religion to religion creating new relgions along the way. It is important to understand how these movements across the globe, through time and from one cultural setting to another have affected each culture's understanding of revelation and the divine. .
The Church has always understood itself to be a universal good, a gift from God to all humankind. Its mission is to offer God's word of grace to all of creation. This means that national boundaries have a special significance for Christians. We are called to simultaneously offer respect the differences that we claim are a divine gift and press for the creation of communities of reference that transcend cultural and natural limits. This means that we take Luther, and others who expressed similar ideals, seriously in his explanation that, " A Christian individual is the most free lord of all, and subject to none, a Christian individual is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to every one."
Dr. Peter T. Nash
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