Book Launch: Living in the Family of Jesus

We are delighted to invite you to join us to celebrate and launch the publication of Living in the Family of Jesus: Critical Contextualization in Melanesia and Beyond edited by William Longgar and Tim Meadowcroft.

Arguably, with its myriad people groups, Melanesia has much to teach the rest of the world about what happens when Christ encounters local culture.This collection, gathered in honour of John Hitchen, begins with a look at specific case studies of the Gospel’s encounter with local culture in Melanesia itself, before turning to broader themes particularly raised by the Melanesian context. Case studies from Asia and the wider Pacific then throw further light on the incarnational process of encounter, demonstrating both that Melanesian struggles are not unique and that as a result there is much for the rest of the world to learn from the Melanesian experience.

Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Where Henderson Campus
When 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost FREE & open to the public
RSVP by Monday 29 August events@laidlaw.ac.nz

About the Editors

William Kenny Longgar is Principal of Christian Leaders' Training College, near Banz in Papua New Guinea.

Tim Meadowcroft is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Laidlaw College.