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Contents Acknowledgments ix 1. Introduction 1 The Cultural Norms of Contemporary North American Practical Theology 1 The Critical Theoretic Correlational Model 4 The Critical Praxis Correlational Model 8 The Transformational Model 12 2. Biblical and Missiological Grounds for a Missional-Ecumenical Approach to Practical Theology 30 Charismatic, Missional, Ecumenical Praxis Within the "One Body of Christ" 30 The Demographic Transformation of World Christianity and the Twilight of "Mainline" Protestant Foreign Missions 39 Facing Up to the Tensions Between the Gospel, Church, and Culture 44 The Conversion-Encounter Axis Between Gospel and Culture 45 The Reciprocal Relationship Axis Between Gospel and Church 46 The Missionary Dialogue Axis Between Church and Culture 47 v 5 Hastings first page proofs Wednesday, November 22, 2006 9:42:56 AM 3. Gospel, Church, and Culture Tensions in Meiji Japan 50 Tamura Naomi and His Times 50 Education from Above 58 The Japanese Bride Incident 63 Gospel and Culture Tensions 70 Gospel and Church Tensions 71 Culture and Church Tensions 72 4. From Evangelism to Religious Education 79 A Vision for the Christian Transformation of Japan 86 The Graded Lessons and the Testing of Tamura's Vision 95 Encountering Missionary Opposition 96 World's Sunday School Convention Held in Tokyo 100 5. Tamura's Mature Work 106 The Principles and Practice of Religious Education 106 The Child the Center of Christianity 123 6. Toward a Missional-Ecumenical Model of Practical Theology 134 The Contemporary Significance of Tamura's Missional-Ecumenical Approach to Practical Theology 134 Personal Missional Engagement at the Congregational Level 143 Personal and Academic Engagement Across Cultures 144 A Tale of Two Selves in Japan and the United States 145 Participation in Christ, Belonging to Others, and Realistic Self-Assessment 148 "Was Judas Saved?" 149 Humility in the Face of the Unity and Variety in the Order of Creation 154 At Play in the Matrix Uniting Subject and Object 157 A Tripartite, Contingent Relationality 160 The Other(s)-I Relation 161 The I-Self(ves) Relation 161 vi contents 6 Hastings first page proofs Wednesday, November 22, 2006 9:42:57 AM The Relation to a Context of Ultimacy 161 Conclusion: A Missionary Confession 164 Appendices appendix a: Imperial Rescript on Education 169 appendix b: Twentieth-Century Sunday School 170 appendix c: The Rights of the Child 175 appendix d: "Barthian Theology and Religious Education" 177 Bibliography 182 Endnotes 192 vii Contents
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Missions -- Theory.