According to Bishop Lesslie Newbigin, 'there is not and cannot be a gospel which is not culturally embodied'. He maintained that the missionary task of the Church is to challenge the 'reigning plausibility structure' by examining it in light of the revealed purposes of God contained in the biblical narrative. He advocated a scepticism which enables one to take part in the life of society without being deluded by its own beliefs about itself.
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