Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding Of How People Change

May 1, 2008|
Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding Of How People Change by Paul Hiebert
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In the past, changes in behavior and in belief have been leading indicators for missionaries that Christian conversion had occurred. But these alone--or even together--are insufficient for a gospel understanding of conversion. For effective biblical mission, Paul G. Hiebert argues, we must add a third element: a change in worldview. Here he offers a comprehensive study of worldview--its philosophy, its history, its characteristics, and the means for understanding it. He then provides a detailed analysis of several worldviews that missionaries must engage today, addressing the impact of each on Christianity and mission. A biblical worldview is outlined for comparison. Finally, Hiebert argues for gospel ministry that seeks to transform people''s worldviews and offers suggestions for how to do so.
Paul G. Hiebert (1932-2007) was distinguished professor of mission and anthropology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and 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 articles and...
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Title:Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding Of How People Change
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:368 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.87 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.87 in
Published:May 1, 2008
Publisher:Baker Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780801027055

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