Communicating God's Word in a Complex World: God's Truth or Hocus Pocus?

Communicating God's Word in a Complex World: God's Truth or Hocus Pocus?

by Daniel R. Shaw, Charles E. Van Engen, Charles Van Engen
     
 

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Communicating God's Word in a Complex World reaches out to the growing number of missionaries, pastors, Bible translators and teachers, mission and theological educators and students dealing with communicating the gospel. This is increasingly difficult in today's pluralist and global contexts. What was God's message, and how has spreading that message changed

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Communicating God's Word in a Complex World reaches out to the growing number of missionaries, pastors, Bible translators and teachers, mission and theological educators and students dealing with communicating the gospel. This is increasingly difficult in today's pluralist and global contexts. What was God's message, and how has spreading that message changed through the generations? The answer to that question requires a hermeneutical process that seeks to understand the biblical text and the context in which it was originally presented. R. Daniel Shaw and Charles Van Engen say that contemporary proclaimers of God's word can model their approach after that of the writers of scripture, who reinterpreted and restated their received texts for their audiences. Thus, Gospel communication is impacted by the way humans know God. This, in turn, is informed by contexts. Communicating God's Word in a Complex World draws lessons from the biblical authors themselves as a guide for how best to present God's message.

Editorial Reviews

Journal Of Children and Poverty
...offers a timely and important account of the current policy climate and of the unfortunate consequences it inflicts on disadvantaged children and thier teachers. Sept 2007
Mission Studies
stimulating and practical work....
Kenneth McElhanon
Shaw and Van Engen have addressed many issues that are germane to communicating the gospel in the context of societal and cultural pluralism. Accordingly, this book warrants a careful reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742514461
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
14.54(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.81(d)

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Meet the Author

R. Daniel Shaw is on the faculty of the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology and served as a missionary in Papua New Guinea for 12 years. He is the author, co-author, or editor of 10 books. Charles Van Engen is Arthur F. Glasser Professor of the Biblical Theology of Mission at the Fuller Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America (RCA), holds a Ph.D. in missiology, and spent 12 years as a missionary in Mexico. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books. Lamin Sanneh is D. Willis James Professor of Missions & World Christianity at the Yale University Divinity School.

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