Anthropological Reflections on Missiological Issues


Explores anthropology's contributions to the better cross-cultural understanding of epistemology, globalism, urbanization, church planting, spiritual warfare, and more.
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Explores anthropology's contributions to the better cross-cultural understanding of epistemology, globalism, urbanization, church planting, spiritual warfare, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801043949
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,506,600
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

The late 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 books in the fields of anthropology and missions.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 8
Introduction 9
1 Epistemological Foundations for Science and Theology 19
2 The Missiological Implications of an Epistemological Shift 35
3 Beyond Anticolonialism to Globalism 53
4 Critical Contextualization 75
5 Metatheology: The Step beyond Contextualization 93
6 The Category Christian in the Mission Task 107
7 Order, Creativity, and the Mission Task 137
8 The Bicultural Bridge 147
9 Missions and the Renewal of the Church 159
10 Banyan Trees and Banana Trees 173
11 Window-Shopping the Gospel 177
12 The Flaw of the Excluded Middle 189
13 Biblical Perspectives on Spiritual Warfare 203
14 Healing and the Kingdom 217
Bibliography 255
Index 263
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