“There is no doubt that modern scientific knowledge has brought us great benefits….But our reliance on this principle has been purchased at a price. Reality has been broken down into many small pieces and we have lost our sense of the whole….The Bible, like other texts, has been subjected to critical study based on scientific methods. We have accepted various separations: body and spirit, word and deed, individual and group. Today we are struggling to recover an understanding of the whole: the whole gospel, the whole person, the individual-in-community, health care that takes account of the whole person.
”Wagner Kuhn provides a thoughtful study of the biblical view of life. He shows that the Bible acknowledges none of these modern separations. The gospel is addressed to human beings in all their dimensions, needs, and potentialities. We set up false choices when we pit the word of salvation against deeds of mercy and healing. Kuhn’s passion for the whole gospel arises from his loyalty to the Word and his compassion for the world in which he has ministered to human need.”
-Wilbert R. Shenk, Senior Professor of history and Contemporary Culture at the School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Center
Paperback. 299 pages. Copyright 2013.