Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture / Edition 2

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A thorough updating of the book that revolutionized the way the we understand the origins of Christianity and how the translation of the Bible in the global South assisted local cultures during the colonial era.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570758041
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 332
  • Sales rank: 1,048,275
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Introduction to the Second Edition 9

1 The Birth of Mission: The Jewish-Gentile Frontier The Jewish Factor 14

2 Mission and the Cultural Assimilation of Christianity: The Hellenistic Factor 56

3 The Witness of God and the Vocation of Nations: The Authorized ("King James") Bible and the Vernacular Ethos 97

4 Mission and Colonialism: Vernacularization and Westernization 122

5 Protest, Reaction, and Renewal: Vernacular Ferment in the Niger Delta Grievances 164

6 Missionary Translation in African Perspective: Religious and Theological Themes Theological Repercussions 192

7 "Familiarity Breeds Faith": First and Last Resorts in Vernacular Translation 229

8 Translatability in Islam and Christianity with Special Reference to Africa: Recapitulating the Theme 252

Appendix 1 The Vernacular Principle in Catholic Teaching: Vatican Council II, 1963-1965 277

Appendix 2 Complete Printed Bibles in Vernacular Translations 283

Chapter Bibliographies 293

Index 310

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