â??Discerning the Obedience of Faithâ??


David Parker. ‘Discerning the Obedience of Faith’. World of Theology. Vol. 3. Culture and Science Publishing: Bonn, 2014. 155 pp., ISBN 978-3-86269-088-6

The Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance (formerly World Evangelical Fellowship) was established in 1974, but its origins go back to 1968 when the inspiration of Scripture was under intense discussion in a meeting of the WEF in Lausanne, Switzerland. This book tells the story of how at that meeting, New Zealand missionary theologian, Bruce J Nicholls (then working in India), gave a stimulating paper on theological issues involved in the growth of Christian witness in Asia, which resulted in the recognition of a need for organised efforts to promote theological reflection.

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