The Gospel in Human Contexts: Anthropological Explorations for Contemporary Missions by Paul HiebertThe Gospel in Human Contexts: Anthropological Explorations for Contemporary Missions by Paul Hiebert

The Gospel in Human Contexts: Anthropological Explorations for Contemporary Missions

byPaul Hiebert

Paperback | June 1, 2009

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While the gospel is timeless truth, it enters into ever-changing and widely varied human contexts. In order to meaningfully communicate the gospel to particular humans, those involved in cross-cultural ministry need to understand people and the particular influences--social, cultural, psychological, and ecological--that shape them. Further, we must understand ourselves and the influences that have shaped us, since our own contexts influence how we understand and transmit the gospel message. Therefore, we must master not only the skill of biblical interpretation but also the skill of human interpretation. That task is the topic of this book, the summation of a lifetime of experience and thinking by a world-renowned missiologist and anthropologist, the late Paul Hiebert.
The late Paul G. Hiebert (1932-2007) was distinguished professor of mission and anthropology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, having previously taught at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also served as a pastor and missionary to India. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota and was the author or coauthor of numerous...
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Title:The Gospel in Human Contexts: Anthropological Explorations for Contemporary MissionsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 2009Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:080103681X

ISBN - 13:9780801036811

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Introduction
Part 1: Theoretical Foundations
1. Changing Views
2. Missional Theology
Part 2: Exegeting Humans
3. Changing Images
4. Early Anthropology
5. Recent Anthropology
6. A Systems Approach
7. Research Methods
Part 3: Mission as Intercultural Mediation
8. Missions as Glocal Mediation
9. Missionaries as Global Mediators
Index