God's Image and Global Cultures: Integrating Faith and Culture in the Twenty-First Century

God's Image and Global Cultures: Integrating Faith and Culture in the Twenty-First Century

by Kenneth Nehrbass

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ISBN-13: 9781498239097
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 08/26/2016
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kenneth Nehrbass (PhD, Biola University) is Assistant Professor at the Cook School of Intercultural Studies at Biola University. He and his wife, Mendy, served with Wycliffe Bible Translators and completed a translation of the New Testament in the language of Southwest Tanna (Vanuatu). Kenneth also serves as a translation and anthropology consultant with SIL and The Seed Company. He is the author of Christianity and Animism in Melanesia.

Table of Contents

List of Tables xi

List of Figures xii

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Part I The Gospel and Global Trends

1 Why globalization matters for Christians 3

2 The gospel and the USA 26

Part II Understanding Culture and Theology

3 The role of culture in theology 37

4 An evangelical explanation of culture 43

5 God and the origin of ethnicity and culture 73

6 The gospel and cultural differences 94

7 An evangelical approach toward evaluating and changing cultures 105

8 The gospel and the role of Christians in culture 120

Part III God's Thoughts About Culture

9 God's plan for culture 141

10 Gods plan for cultural variables 174

Part IV Competencies for Cross-Cultural Impact

11 Becoming World Changers 211

Bibliography 219

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