Week 7- Bevans Chapter 7

The synthetic model is a middle of the road model, emphacizing both experience of the present (context, culture) and the experience of the past (Scripture and tradition). It attempts to hold together the truth of the gospel message along with the importance of context. It is a conversational model that emphacizes the importance of listening to voices of other cultures and traditions, understanding that one’s uniqueness as well as one’s commonalities with other cultures are important. This dialogue and openness is very helpful to create a sense of the universality of Christian faith, but it also creates a risk of selling out to the other culture or tradition.


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