Robinson Crusoe Goes Again: Missiology and European Constructions of Self and Other in a Global World 1789-2010

Due to the critical thinking of enlightenment and political changes, Christianity in Europe has lost the central position in society. Werner Ustorf, for nearly thirty years one of the leading missiologists world-wide does not only analyse the interaction of mission and individual, the construction of Self and Other in the context of mission. He also proves the analytic strength of theology in order to conceptualise the future of the Christian experience in Europe. Ustorf shows that apart from the primal dimension of faith even in a traditional way, the validity of non-religious interpretation, and critical trust in transcendence will be the core-elements of the new interculturation of Christianity in Europe.