Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People Change

Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People Change

by Paul G. Hiebert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801027055

ISBN-13: 9780801027055

Pub. Date: 05/01/2008

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

In the past, changes in behavior and in belief have been leading indicators for missionaries that Christian conversion had occurred. But these alone--or even together--are insufficient for a gospel understanding of conversion. For effective biblical mission, Paul G. Hiebert argues, we must add a third element: a change in worldview. Here he offers a comprehensive

Overview

In the past, changes in behavior and in belief have been leading indicators for missionaries that Christian conversion had occurred. But these alone--or even together--are insufficient for a gospel understanding of conversion. For effective biblical mission, Paul G. Hiebert argues, we must add a third element: a change in worldview. Here he offers a comprehensive study of worldview--its philosophy, its history, its characteristics, and the means for understanding it. He then provides a detailed analysis of several worldviews that missionaries must engage today, addressing the impact of each on Christianity and mission. A biblical worldview is outlined for comparison. Finally, Hiebert argues for gospel ministry that seeks to transform people's worldviews and offers suggestions for how to do so.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801027055
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,104,295
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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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