Proposes creative implications of the 500-year Reformation tradition for today
As the global church assesses the legacy of the Lutheran Reformation, Alberto Garcia and John Nunes in this book reimagine central Reformational themes from black, Hispanic, and other perspectives traditionally at the margins of catholic-evangelical communities.
Focusing on the central theme of justification, Garcia and Nunes delve into three interlinked aspects of the church's life in the world--martyria (witness), diakonia (service), and koino?nia (fellowship). They argue that it is critically important and vitally enriching for the whole church, especially Eurocentric Protestant churches, to learn from the grassroots theological emphases of Christian communities in the emerging world.
Zaida Maldonado Perez
-- Asbury Theological Seminary
"An engaging, passionate, and timely work that does more than offer a critique of facile and often elitist interpretations and privileged expressions of our Reformation heritage. This book is an excellent resource for practitioners and students eager to reimagine ministry through a tradition whose very nature it is to be about re-form-ation."
<Martin E. Marty
--from the foreword
"Where are we now? Garcia and Nunes, by telling some stories of 'elsewhere,' help readers find 'here,' where we are called . . . to care for others whom we have overlooked before. The new vision is liberating."
Justo L. Gonzalez
-- author of The Story of Christianity
"How are we to read and interpret the Protestant Reformation at the time of its fifth centennial? This book is necessary reading for any who attempt to answer that question. Its wide vistas of the meaning of the Reformation for the twenty-first century will challenge many preconceived notions and open new avenues for thought."
Leopoldo A. Sanchez M.
-- Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
"A prayerful exercise in 'creative disruption' in the face of oppressive idolatries and a pastoral call to embrace 'God's love alone' amid rampant violence, Wittenberg Meets the World paves the way not only for further theological reflection from the borderlands but also for personal and collective repentance and renewal."