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Confronting Pluralism with the Bible’s Story

Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998) was a Church of Scotland missionary to South India from 1936 to 1974. Although he was a leading figure in the World Council of Churches, he certainly did not succumb to the error of pluralism, as have many in the ecumenical movement. Upon returning to Britain from missionary life India, Newbigin dedicated himself to confronting secularism in the post-Christian West. He viewed Western secularism not as atheistic, but as pagan, embracing its own forms of false gods. Newbigin is known most for his numerous books on this subject, one of which is this one. 

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