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“My purpose in these chapters is to consider what would be involved in a genuinely missionary encounter between the gospel and the culture that is shared by the peoples of Europe and North America, their colonial and cultural off-shoots, and the growing company of educated leaders in the cities of the world – the culture which those of us who share it usually describe as “modern.” The phenomenon usually called “modernization,” which is being promoted throughout much of the Third World through the university and technical training network, the multinational corporations and the media, is in fact the co-option of the leadership of those nations into the particular culture that had its origin among the peoples of western Europe.’1