Someone asked me for my source regarding the difference between “centered sets” and “bounded sets.” (This is with reference to my argument that evangelicalism is a centered set and not a bounded set.)
I first encountered this distinction in the following article by missiologist Paul Hiebert: “Coversion, Culture and Cognitive Categories” in Gospel in Context 1:4 (October, 1978), 24-29.
I highly recommend it if you can locate it. I believe it was republished as a chapter in a later book by Hiebert, but I don’t know the title. I think someone mentioned it here.
The article’s subtitle is “How much must Papayya ‘know’ about the gospel to be converted?” (“Papayya” is a hypothetical native of a newly reached people group.