Contextualizing the Faith: A Holistic Approach

Contextualizing the Faith: A Holistic Approach

by A. Scott Moreau


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This major statement by a leading missiologist represents a lifetime of wrestling with a topic every cross-cultural leader must address: how to adapt the universal gospel to particular settings. This comprehensive yet accessible textbook organizes contextualization, which includes "everything the church is and does," into seven dimensions. Filled with examples, case studies, and diagrams and conversant with contemporary arguments and debates, it offers the author's unique take on the challenge of adapting the faith in local cultures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540960009
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

A. Scott Moreau (DMiss, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate academic dean and professor of intercultural studies at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the editor of Evangelical Missions Quarterly and has authored, coauthored, or edited numerous books, including Introducing World Missions.

Table of Contents

1. Setting the Stage: What Is Contextualization?
2. The Social Dimension: Introduction, Association, and Kinship
3. The Social Dimension as Exchange: Economics
4. The Social Dimension as Learning: Education
5. The Social Dimension as Organizational: Politics
6. The Mythic Dimension
7. The Ethical Dimension
8. The Artistic and Technological Dimension
9. The Ritual Dimension
10. The Experience Dimension: The Supernatural
11. The Doctrinal Dimension
12. The Future of Contextualization

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