Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally, Second Edition: An Introduction to Missionary Communication / Edition 2

Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally, Second Edition: An Introduction to Missionary Communication / Edition 2

by David J. Hesselgrave
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0310368111

ISBN-13: 9780310368113

Pub. Date: 05/20/1991

Publisher: Zondervan

This revised edition of Dr. David Hesselgrave's great work Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally updates the original edition and interacts with the most recent literature on this increasingly important topic. The original edition went through fifteen printings and, very deservedly, has come to be one of the most widely used textbooks on Christian cross-cultural

Overview

This revised edition of Dr. David Hesselgrave's great work Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally updates the original edition and interacts with the most recent literature on this increasingly important topic. The original edition went through fifteen printings and, very deservedly, has come to be one of the most widely used textbooks on Christian cross-cultural communications. The revisions in this new edition are extensive and carry on the high level of discussion maintained throughout the original edition, taking into account, for example, the current discussion on the relationship between form and function and the enormous body of literature that has sprung up recently on contextualization. To enhance the volume's usefulness for students, Dr. Hesselgrave has added an extensive bibliography of twenty-five pages on various aspects of cross-cultural communications. This revision of Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally is superb. It raises a great book into a unique category, undoubtedly the finest book on this topic available today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310368113
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
05/20/1991
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
1,205,658
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Figures
Foreword to First Edition
Foreword to Revised Edition
Preface
Part I Communication and Mission
1. Communication, the Missionary Problem Par Excellence
2. Man, The Communicating Creature
3. The Legacy of Rhetoric to Christian Communication
4. Perspectives From the Science of Communication
5. The Problem of Meaning
6. Why Do Missionaries Communicate?
Part II Communication and Culture
7. The Role of Culture in Communication
8. Christ and His Communicators Confront Culture
9. Contextualization – Its Theological Roots
10. Cross-Cultural Communication – Classic Categories and Paradigms
11. Cross-Cultural Communciation – Contemporary Categories and Paradigms
12. Respondents of Other Cultures
Part III Worldviews – Ways of Perceiving the World
13. Worldviews and Cross Cultural Communication
14. Communicating Christ Into the Naturalist Worldview
15. Communicating Christ Into the Tribal Worldview
16. Communicating Christ Into the Hindu-Buddhistic Worldview
17. Communicating Christ Into a Chinese Worldview
18. Communicating Christ Into Other Monotheistic Worldviews
19. Communicating Christ Into the Worldviews of Syncretism and Multireligion
Part IV Cognitive processes – Ways of Thinking
20. The Importance of How We Know What We Know
21. Cultural Differences and the Cognitive Process
22. Conceptual Thinking and the Western Missionary
23. Communicating Christ in Cultural Areas Where Intuitional Thinking Predominates
24. Communicating Christ in Cultural Areas Where Concrete Relational Thinking Predominates
Part V Linguistic Forms – Ways of Expressing Ideas
25. The Importance of Language
26. Why Bother to Learn the Language?
27. Learning About Language Learning
28. What Can We Learn From Languages?
Part VI Behavioral Patterns – Ways of Acting
29. From Plato and Aristotle to Edward T. Hall
30. The Missionary and Behavioral Norms
31. Seven Aspects of the “Behavioral Dimension”
32. Where the Action Is
Part VII Social Structures – Ways of Interacting
33. Communicating and Social Orientations
34. Status and Role
35. Kinship: Kindred and Lineage
36. Nonkinship Groupings
37. Urban and Rural Societies
38. Free and Totalitarian Societies
Part VIII Media Influence – Ways of Channeling the Message
39. Media Have Their Own “Messages”
40. Using Simple Media
41. Using Syndetic Media
Part IX Motivational Resources – Ways of Deciding
42. From Persuasion to Elenctics
43. Psychology, Ethnopsychology, and Mission
44. Motivation, Decision Making, and Conversion
45. Receptivity and Missionary Response
Bibliography
Index of Persons
Index of Subjects
Index of Scripture References

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