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Multnomah Biblical Seminary Releases New Scholarly Journal


Multnomah Biblical Seminary's Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins is launching a new journal. Cultural Encounters - A Journal for the Theology of Culture is a groundbreaking, bi-annual journal that grapples with current cultural issues and changes that continue to deepen and accelerate in the 21st century.

"Society today is faced with a host of questions related to such cultural phenomena as racial issues, sexuality, religious pluralism, postmodernism, bioengineering, poverty, and materialism," said Dr. Paul Metzger, editor of Cultural Encounters. "The journal will engage these issues and the questions sparked by the intersection of Christian thinking and cultural trends."

The inaugural issue of Cultural Encounters will include articles written by respected theological scholars on topics such as pacifism, the just-war tradition, Islam, pop culture, and structural evil. Noted authors featured in this issue are Dr. Stanley Grenz of Carey Theological College, and Dr. Stanley Hauerwas of Duke University Divinity School.

Under the direction of Dr. Paul Metzger, the Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins is dedicated to bringing Jesus Christ to contemporary culture. Cultural Encounters is the newest tool intended to help accomplish this goal.

The first issue of Cultural Encounters will be available in December of 2004. The cost for a subscription is $20 a year, with a first-year introductory rate of $15. Subscriptions may be purchased at the reception desk of Multnomah Biblical Seminary, online at, or by calling 503.251.6766.