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Overview

This book will help pastors educated in the literate culture of academia bridge the cultural gap between them and those in their congregations who verbalize their faith in proverbs and stories. Tex Sample suggests some implications for preaching, teaching, and counseling and discusses how questions of morality and social change are handled by people who think in terms of communal relationship rather than abstract theory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664255060
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 0.27 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Tex Sample is Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the author of Ministry in an Oral Culture: Living with Will Rogers, Uncle Remus, and Minnie Pearl (WJK).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Will Rogers, Uncle Remus, and Minnie Pearl: Doing Ministry in a World of Stories 1
2 The Practices of Traditional Orality: Doing Ministry with Traditional/Oral People 13
3 Loving Jesus and Justice: Doing Ethics with Traditional/Oral People 29
4 We Never Did It That Way Before: Tradition, Resistance, Subversion, and Change 45
5 Tradition and Practices: Doing Indigenous Social Change 59
6 A Faith Language of the Heart: Believing and Feeling with Traditional/Oral People 73
Notes 95
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