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Bearing the Open Secret:
The Enduring Legacy of Lesslie Newbigin
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland marked the centenary of the birth of Bishop Lesslie Newbigin, the distinguished and influential missionary, ecumenist and theologian.
Date and venue
A Day Conference was held at Queen's College Birmingham,
11th December 2009.
The Conference included two lectures by Dr Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr Kärkkäinen talked on the theme of 'The Church in the Post-Christian Society Between Modernity and Late Modernity: L.Newbigin's Post-Critical Missional Ecclesiology'.
Other topics included:
- The public truth of the Gospel in a secular and multifaith society
- Christian life and witness within the secular professions
- Lesslie Newbigin's ministry in India and the vision of inculturation
- Lesslie Newbigin's Trinitarian missiology
Rev'd Dr Paul Weston, Dr Eleanor Jackson, Rev'd Dr Andrew Kirk, Dr Michael Goheen, Dr Ann Holt, Rev'd Dr Joshva Raja, and Andrew Dodds.
Commentaries: Newbigin's legacy
Read what theologians, church leaders and others have to say about Newbigin's enduring significance.