If you (like most of us) need to do a little more work on understanding theological perspectives from around the world, Faith and Theology has a nice, short review of the Global Dictionary of Theology (IVP 2008) edited by William A. Dyrness and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. I haven’t used it yet, but it sounds like a great resource.
Other resources on the subject that I have found helpful include:
- Craig Ott and Harold A. Netland (eds.), Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity (Baker Academic, 2006)
- Timothy C. Tennant, Theology in the Context of World Christianity: How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think and Discuss Theology (Zondervan, 2007)
- Philip Jenkins, The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South (Oxford, 2008).
Have you run across any other books that you would recommend for understanding global perspectives on biblical and theological issues?