Lesslie Newbigin: bibliography

A major bibliography of Newbigin's own work and of substantial engagements with this is published in Tom Foust, George Hunsberger, Andrew Kirk, Werner Usdorf (eds), A Scandalous Prophet: The Way of Mission After Newbigin, (Eerdmans, 2001) together with a collection of papers presented in honour of Lesslie Newbigin. This bibliography has been compiled by George Hunsberger and Tom Foust. 

This major bibliography is displayed as an online searchable database at http://www.Newbigin.Net. The same site also contains over 250 texts written by Lesslie Newbigin, again in searchable form. The site is complemented by a CD-Rom containing the same databases and incorporating askSam software for easy searching. To purchase this CD-Rom, consult the noticeboard on this website. This has been a joint project between the Gospel and Our Culture Network in Britain, her sister network in North America, and DeepSight in New Zealand funded by the Council for World Mission.

Lesslie Newbigin archives are held at:
(1) the University of Birmingham, England. These official archives are located at the Orchard Learning and Resources Centre, Hamilton Drive, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6QW, England. Enquiries may be directed to the Archivist Philippa Bassett, e-mail p.bassett@bham.ac.uk or to special-collections@bham.ac.uk.  The archive catalogue can be viewed online at http://calm.bham.ac.uk/DServeA

(2)World Council of Churches Ecumenical Library and Archives, Geneva, Switzerland. Some of this is online at http://wcc-coe.org, under Library and Online catalogue. Enquiries may be directed to the Director, Pierre Beffa, e-mail pb@wcc-coe.org.

Some other material is housed in the SCM archives at Birmingham (as above) and in the Church of Scotland collection at the National Library of Scotland.

Books by Lesslie Newbigin currently in print are:
Living Hope in a Changing World, Alpha International, 2003

Discovering Truth in a Changing World, Alpha International, 2003

Signs amid the Rubble: The Purposes of God in Human History (edited and introduced by Geoffrey Wainwright), Eerdmans, 2003

A Walk Through the Bible, SPCK/Westminster Knox, 1999
St Paul in Limerick, Paternoster, 1998
Faith and Power: Christianity and Islam in 'Secular' Britain, (coauthored with Lamin Sanneh and Jenny Taylor), SPCK, 1998, reprinted by Wipf & Stock

A Word in Season: Perspectives on Christian World Mission, St Andrew Press/Eerdmans, 1994
Unfinished Agenda: an Updated Autobiography, St Andrew Press, 1993, reprinted by Wipf & Stock
Truth and Authority in Modernity, Trinity Press International, 1996
The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, SPCK/Eerdmans, 1989
Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture, SPCK, 1986
Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt and Certainty in Christian Discipleship, SPCK, 1995
The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission, SPCK/Eerdmans, 1978
The Light has Come, Eerdmans, 1982
The Finality of Christ, SCM, 1969, reprinted by Wipf & Stock

Trinitarian Doctrine for Today's Mission, WCC,1963, reprinted by Wipf & Stock
Sin and Salvation, SCM, 1956, reprinted by Wipf & Stock

The Household of God, SCM, 1953, reprinted by Wipf & Stock

See also the large collection (over 250) of Newbigin's texts online at www.Newbigin.Net (also available from the Gospel and Our Culture Network on CD-Rom - see CD-Rom)

For an edited selection of Newbigin's writings, with introduction, see Lesslie Newbigin, Missionary Theologian: A Reader, edited by Paul Weston, SPCK/Eerdmans, 2006

Five book-length studies of Newbigin's theology are:

George Hunsberger, Bearing the Witness of the Spirit: Lesslie Newbigin's Theology of Cultural Plurality, Eerdmans 1998

Geoffrey Wainwright, Lesslie Newbigin: A Theological Life, Oxford University Press, 2000

Michael Goheen, As the Father has sent me, I am sending you':  J. E. Lesslie Newbigin's Missionary Ecclesiology, Boekencentrum, 2000

Donald Le Roy Stults, Grasping Truth and Reality: Lesslie Newbigin's Theology of Mission to the Western World, Wipf & Stock/James Clarke & Co., 2009

Jürgen Schuster,Christian Mission in Eschatological Perspective: Lesslie Newbigin's contribution (VTR - Verlag fur Theologie und Religionswissenschaft), 2009 


Bishop Newbigin in India is a DVD containing 72 slides with commentary by Lesslie Newbigin describing mission and ministry in the Church of South India. Produced and mastered at World Mission, Church of Scotland, from feature material assembled by Time Life Magazine about 1958. May be ordered from Rev’d Murdoch Mackenzie, "Torridon", 4 Ferryfield Road, Connel-by-Oban, Argyll PA37 1SR. Cost: £5.00 (£6.00 outside UK) including postage and packing.

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