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2009-07 Newbigin
“The idea that the gospel is addressed only to the individual,” chides Anglican theologian Lesslie Newbigin in The Gospel in a Pluralist Society (1989), “and that it is only indirectly addressed to societies, nations, and cultures is simply an illusion of our individualist post-Enlightenment Western culture.” Loving God and our neighbor requires addressing social and economic systems, not simply alleviating individual symptoms. Ours is a Big Picture gospel that often challenges the taken for granted.

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