In light of the reality of cultural and religious pluralism, Peter Phan demonstrates that Christian mission can only be carried on dialogically—especially among the poor, and with deep respect for other religious traditions and their cultures. In Our Own Tongues is absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in the emergence of “world Christianity” and its future in the 21st century.
Peter C. Phan came to the US as a refugee from Vietnam in 1975. He received the Doctor of Sacred Theology from the Universitas Pontificia Salesiana in Rome, and the Doctor Philosophy and the Doctor of Divinity from the University of London. He was also awarded the honorary Doctor of Theology from Chicago Theological Union. He has been professor since the age of 18 and has taught at numerous universities and college both in the United States and abroad. He current teaches at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, where he holds the Ignacio Ellacuría Chair of Catholic Social Thought. He is also on the faculty of the East Asian Pastoral Institute, Manila and Liverpool Hope University, England. He is the first non-Anglo to be elected President of Catholic Theological Society of America. His publications about theology bridge a wide cross-section of topics and his writings have been translated into different eight languages.