The last 300 years have witnessed the worldwide urban population jump from just two percent in 1700 to fifty percent at the turn of the twenty-first century. The Christian community has sought to adapt and respond to this current trend in the form of developing an urban theology. This article seeks to provide what is intended to be a helpful critique of some aspects of urban theology. Specific attention will be given to three aspects of urban theology that are in need of critique: urbanization, the gospel and social justice, and biblical theology. Following an analysis of these three areas, a way forward will be offered in the conclusion.
Wilson, C. (2011). Rethinking Urban Theology: A Critique for Moving Forward. Great Commission Research Journal, 3(1), 46-56. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol3/iss1/4