“…[Gantenbein] contributes to a welcome renewal of the debate on contextualization for Western cultures. This is a major contribution to missiology for the 21st century in Europe.”
–Jacques Matthey, in International Review of Mission vol. 107 n°1 (June 2018), p. 302.
“Theology of mission and sociology of religions intertwine pertinently in this stimulating book, promoting an original missiology in dialogue with three protestant missiologists who have impacted the twentieth and twenty-first centuries…Let us highlight the importance of this original encounter between inductive and deductive approaches, without losing sight of the authority of Scripture. The author masterfully discusses the different approaches he puts forward…Rigorous, methodical, and well-informed, this work will allow missiologists of diverse confessions to enter into a fecund conversation…Catholic theologians rejoice at the contextual awareness evident in the elaboration of a missiology for today.”
–Marie-Hélène Robert, in “Vivre l’exil,” Théophilyon : Revue des Facultés catholiques de Théologie et de Philosophie de Lyon, tome XXIII vol. 1 (2018), pp. 240–241.
“This study is an ambitious work…Gantenbein demonstrates vast theological and sociological erudition…”
–Arnaud Join-Lambert, in Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses. Louvain Journal of Theology and Canon Law vol. 94 fasc. 3 (2018), pp. 566–568.
“…abundantly explores Germanophone and (catholic) Francophone literatures consecrated to this theme…This work will be very useful for exploring and conceptualizing this new ecclesiological thematic which, according to one’s preference, might be called “missiology,” “contextual theology,” “evangelism,” “Church development,” or “(re)construction of communities.”
–Jérôme Cottin, in Revue d’Histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses, tome 97 n°2 (April-June 2017), pp. 300–301. —