(Professor Charles H. Talbert is Distinguished Professor of New Testament in the Department of Religion @ Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA).
“As Christianity’s current expansion is into areas south and east of its traditional northern and western spheres, voices from the vibrant faith of people on the new frontiers need to be heard. New areas of Christian expansion have new questions and answers that are often different from those of the more established areas. Dialogue between east and west helps clarify what belongs to the essence to the Faith and what is only a cultural accretion. Let the dialogue flourish.”