Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective Ministry

Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective Ministry

by Duane Elmer
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ISBN-10:
0830816577
ISBN-13:
9780830816576
Pub. Date:
12/21/1993
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
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Overview

Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective Ministry

Whether at home or abroad, communicating with people of other cultures is difficult. It requires new ways of thinking and interpreting the world. When conflict arises, as it often does, the issues become even more confusing. Without a good understanding of how different cultures handle conflict, our best intentions may only make matters worse.

With a particular focus on Asian and Hispanic cultures (at home and around the world) and on African culture, Duane Elmer walks readers through various types of conflict and shows how they can be handled effectively and appropriately. Elmer gives numerous stories and examples from his experience and from others' to show how handling conflict well builds solid relationships. With an eye out for biblical principles, he looks at a variety of sticky questions in Scripture. This is a book not just of theory but of practical models of conflict resolution.

Pastors, evangelists, businesspeople, missionaries, students—anyone who wants to communicate more effectively with neighbors and colleagues—will find this book immensely helpful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830816576
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 12/21/1993
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 323,838
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Understanding Conflict and Culture
1. The Amazing Contours of Conflict
2. Cultural Diversity Was God's Idea (and So Was Unity)
3. Handling Conflict the American Way
4. Conflict and Cultural ValuesPart 2: Cultural Diversity and Conflict Resolution
5. Mediation and Mediator
6. The One-Down Position and Vulnerability
7. Storytelling and Proverbs
8. Inaction, Misdirection, Silence and Indefinate PersonsPart 3: Implications for the Gospel Message
9. Communicating the Gospel Across Culture
10. Power and Winning: The Twin Diseases
11. Communication Principles for Conflict Resolution: A Case Study from Joshua
12. Principles for Managing Conflict
Notes
Bibliography

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