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Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People Change

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Overview

"Transforming Worldviews is, in many respects, the capstone of Paul Hiebert's work. This book provides valuable insights to all people who engage in God's mission in the varied contexts of the world in this century. It is Hiebert at his best. A superb contribution to missiology. A lasting legacy!"--Tite TiƩnou, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Transforming Worldviews is Hiebert at his best! For the first time, all of his major missiological insights--from set theory in church growth to the flaw of the excluded middle to critical contextualization--are integrated into a single volume. Transforming Worldviews, in which Hiebert wrestles with one of the most difficult concepts for us to understand and explain, is a fitting exclamation point to a career in which some of the most important evangelical missiological thinking of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries was done."--A. Scott Moreau, Wheaton College; editor, Evangelical Missions Quarterly

"Paul's wide-ranging scholarship, profound faith in Jesus Christ, deep insight, creative thinking, and wholehearted commitment to world evangelization are all evident here. Paul is a mentor, teacher, and guide to all of us involved in thinking about the mission of the church. This book is a wonderful example of his stimulating thought. Everyone interested in communicating the gospel among today's multiplicity of cultures will want to listen to what Paul Hiebert says in this book."--Charles Van Engen, Fuller Theological Seminary; founder and president of Latin American Christian Ministries

"The late Paul Hiebert's work on worldviews is mission anthropology at its best. This book is his final testimony to the centrality of worldview transformation at the heart of biblical conversion. It is an instant classic--clear, readable, useful, and compelling."--Dana L. Robert, Boston University School of Theology

"If you could pick one missiologist to sort out the tangled mare's nest that surrounds the word/concept worldview, it would be Paul Hiebert. In Transforming Worldviews, Hiebert does not disappoint. Once again he surveys the landscape majestically, explains clearly, and proposes wisely and faithfully."--Terry C. Muck, Asbury Theological Seminary

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801027055
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 981,352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

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

Introduction
1. The Concept of Worldview
2. Characteristics of Worldviews
3. Worldviews in Human Contexts
4. Methods for Analyzing Worldviews
5. Worldviews of Small-Scale Oral Societies
6. Peasant Worldviews
7. The Modern Worldview
8. The Challenge of Late Modernity or Postmodernity
9. The Post-Postmodern or Glocal Worldview
10. Toward a Biblical Worldview
11. Transforming Worldviews
Appendixes
Index
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