Each month between now and the official start of the summer reading season, we’re highlighting some titles on CDSP’s summer reading list chosen by our faculty members. This month, Assistant Professor Julián González discusses two titles that provide perspectives of Christians in the Global South.
Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi and Justo González,”To All Nations from All Nations: A History of the Christian Missionary Movement”Â “This book is a study of Christian missionary activity over the centuries,” says González. “The authors are talking about the meaning of mission when we talk about the church of the Global South not as people receiving mission, but as people creating a new understanding of mission. How can we imagine a new paradigm of mission that doesn’t work on the dichotomy of north and south, or the assumption that we in the Global South are just receiving and never giving anything? What new can we bring from our geopolitics in the south?”
“This is a good book for people who are new to this stuff of reading the Bible and asking questions that are outside of their own experiences of marginality, poverty, and solidarity. For example, in my country [Colombia], there are no clear demarcations between who is white and who is black. Divisions based on skin color are not the same, because we see ourselves as mestizaje. So we ask how we can bring class to the reading of the Bible.”Find the reading list on the website.