Understanding Folk Religion: A Christian Response to Popular Beliefs and Practices

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Overview

Provides a model for examining the beliefs folk religions around the world and suggests biblical principles missionaries can use to deal with them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801022197
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Paul G. Hiebert (1932-2007) was distinguished professor of mission and anthropology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and previously taught at Fuller Theological Seminary. R. Daniel Shaw is professor of anthropology and translation at Fuller Theological Seminary. Tite TiƩnou is professor of theology of mission at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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Table of Contents

Section One: Developing an Analytical Model
1. Split-Level Christianity
2. Phenomenology of Religion
3. Analyzing Belief Systems
4. Folk and Formal Religions
Section Two: Folk Religious Beliefs
5. The Meaning of Life and Death
6. Human Well-Being and Misfortune
7. Guidance and the Unknown
8. Right and Wrong
Section Three: Folk Religious Practices
9. The World of Sacred Signs
10. Sacred Myths
11. Religious Rituals
12. Religious Leaders and Institutions
13. Religious Movements
Section Four: Christian Responses to Folk Religion
14. Theological Responses to Folk Religion
15. Missiological Responses

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