Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally An Introduction to Missionary Communication

ISBN-10: 0310368111
ISBN-13: 9780310368113
Edition: 2nd 1991 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 5/18/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

David J. Hesselgrave is emeritus professor of missions (ret.) at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and co-founder (with Donald McGavran) of the Evangelical Missiological Society. He is the author of numerous articles and books including Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally, Planting Churches Cross-Culturally, and Paradigms in Conflict: 10 Key Questions in Missions Today.

Figures Foreword to First Edition
Foreword to Revised Edition
Preface
Communication and Mission
Communication, the Missionary Problem Par Excellence
Man, The Communicating Creature
The Legacy of Rhetoric to Christian Communication
Perspectives From the Science of Communication
The Problem of Meaning
Why Do Missionaries Communicate?
Communication and Culture
The Role of Culture in Communication
Christ and His Communicators Confront Culture
Contextualization - Its Theological Roots
Cross-Cultural Communication - Classic Categories and Paradigms
Cross-Cultural Communciation - Contemporary Categories and Paradigms
Respondents of Other Cultures
Worldviews - Ways of Perceiving the World
Worldviews and Cross Cultural Communication
Communicating Christ Into the Naturalist Worldview
Communicating Christ Into the Tribal Worldview
Communicating Christ Into the Hindu-Buddhistic Worldview
Communicating Christ Into a Chinese Worldview
Communicating Christ Into Other Monotheistic Worldviews
Communicating Christ Into the Worldviews of Syncretism and Multireligion
Cognitive processes - Ways of Thinking
The Importance of How We Know What We Know
Cultural Differences and the Cognitive Process
Conceptual Thinking and the Western Missionary
Communicating Christ in Cultural Areas Where Intuitional Thinking Predominates
Communicating Christ in Cultural Areas Where Concrete Relational Thinking Predominates
Linguistic Forms - Ways of Expressing Ideas
The Importance of Language
Why Bother to Learn the Language?
Learning About Language Learning
What Can We Learn From Languages?
Behavioral Patterns - Ways of Acting
From Plato and Aristotle to Edward T. Hall
The Missionary and Behavioral Norms
Seven Aspects of the "Behavioral Dimension"
Where the Action Is
Social Structures - Ways of Interacting
Communicating and Social Orientations
Status and Role
Kinship: Kindred and Lineage
Nonkinship Groupings
Urban and Rural Societies
Free and Totalitarian Societies
Media Influence - Ways of Channeling the Message
Media Have Their Own "Messages"
Using Simple Media
Using Syndetic Media
Motivational Resources - Ways of Deciding
From Persuasion to Elenctics
Psychology, Ethnopsychology, and Mission
Motivation, Decision Making, and Conversion
Receptivity and Missionary Response
Bibliography
Index of Persons
Index of Subjects
Index of Scripture
References

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