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Countercultural model is a model of contextual theology which wants to be as engaging of and relevant to the context while at the same time remaining faithful to the gospel. This model recognizes the deep ambiguity and even antigospel character of context. In regard to so much of western culture, it seems that Christianity today must speak a word of radical dissent and offer an alternate way of living.
However, this model have four area of caution. First, the danger that this model to be anticultural. Second, the danger of sectarianism is always present in this model. Third, contercultural model is in regard to its relatively monocultural makeup. Finally, the danger of Christian exclusivism over against other religious ways.
- Stephen Bevans. 2002. Models of Contextual Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.