Anthropology For Christian Witness / Edition 2

Anthropology For Christian Witness / Edition 2

by Charles H. Kraft
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Orbis Books
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Anthropology For Christian Witness / Edition 2

Anthropology for Christian Witness serves as a thorough, basic introduction to the study of anthropology that has been designed specifically for those who plan careers in mission or cross-cultural ministry. The work of Charles H. Kraft, author of the classic Christianity in Culture, and widely acknowledged as one of the foremost Evangelical missionary anthropologists, this new work represents the synthesis of a lifetime of teaching and study. Kraft treats the very basics, including theories of culture and society; an assessment of the various anthropological schools; kinship and family structure, and cross-cultural communication.

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ISBN-13: 9781570750854
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 02/28/1997
Pages: 493
Product dimensions: 7.12(w) x 10.05(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

1Why Anthropology for Cross-Cultural Witnesses?1
2Reality, Perception, and Mental Mapping14
3A Perspective on Culture30
4A Perspective on Worldview51
5A Cross-Cultural Perspective69
6God, Culture, and Human Beings85
7Human Beings and Race97
8A Model of Culture115
9Forms and Meanings132
10The Individual and Culture148
11Material Culture and Technology164
12Economic Culture and Technology180
13Religious Belief and Technology196
14Life Cycle215
15Communication: Language236
16Communication: Beyond Language254
19Status and Role313
21Social Control343
22Stability and Change358
23Change Barriers and Facilitators380
24Advocates of Change398
25Ethics of Change414
26Dynamics of Worldview Change433
27Theological Implications of This Approach447
28Research and Study459
General Index485
Scripture Index491

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