Scripture in Global Context

One effect of globalization is an increasing consensus that biblical and theological discourse can no longer be a solely Western phenomenon. As Christianity continues to expand in the global South and East, demand has grown for thoughtful theological analysis that addresses the concerns of the majority of Christians. This study group, in collaboration with “Theology in Global Context” group in ETS and with Eerdmans (first volume on Christology is published), aims to harness this promising moment by addressing both classical and non-traditional theological loci through engagement with the best resources from non-Western Christianity, bringing them into dialog with each other and Western thought. For information contact Gene Green ( and K. K. Yeo (


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Room: Presidio C (3rd Level) - Grand Hyatt (GH)


Khiok-Khng Yeo, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Presiding

Carlos Sosa, Seminario Teológico Centroamericano, Guatemala
Ecclesiology in Latin American Biblical Studies (20 min)

Grace Hui Liang, Zhejiang University, China
The Struggle Between Western-Style Church and Indigenized Church: Towards the Construction of Chinese Biblical Ecclesiology (20 min)

Peter Nyende, Uganda Christian University
Assembly on Mt. Zion: An Ecclesiology from Hebrews for African Christianity (20 min)

Munther Banayout Isaac, Bethlehem Bible College
Palestine Christian Community and Old Testament Theology of the Land (20 min)

Gene Green, Wheaton College (Illinois), Presiding

Panel Dialogue and Discussion