Don Richardson originally defined the concept of redemptive analogy in his books "Peace Child" and "Eternity in their hearts". He explained how, embedded in a culture, there is frequently some practice or understanding which can be used to demonstrate the Gospel.
Of course, Jesus used the technique all the time in his story-telling: "The kingdom of God is like......." Many of the prophets used it too!
Increasingly, in a postmodern postChristian culture, we need to employ the same methods in evangelism.
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