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Change Across Cultures A Narrative Approach to Social Transformation

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ISBN-10: 0801022894

ISBN-13: 9780801022890

Edition: 2001

Authors: Bruce Bradshaw, Paul Hiebert

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C. S. Lewis compared the task of ethical inquiry to sailing a fleet of ships; the primary task is avoiding collisions. When introducing cultural change, such collisions are inevitable. Bruce Bradshaw provides expert instruction for navigating these cultural clashes.Bradshaw contends that lasting change comes only through altering the stories by which people live. The Bible is the metanarrative whose altering theme of redemption forms a transcultural ethical basis. Aspects of Gods redemption story can change how local cultures think and behave toward the environment, religions, government, gender identities, economics, science, and technology. However, effective change takes place only in a…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 3/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Paul G. Hiebert (1932-2007) was Distinguished Professor of Mission and Anthropology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and previously taught at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also served as a missionary to India. He received his Ph.D. from the university of Minnesota and was the author or coauthor of numerous articles and books in the fields of anhropology and missions.

Narrative: The Media of Ethical Inquiry
Scripture: From Narrative to Metanarrative
Culture: From Functionalism to Redemption
Environment: From Gnosticism to Biblical Holism
Religious Practices: From Power to Truth
The Powers: Transformation through Subordination
Gender Equality: From Participation to Leadership
Economics: From Exploitation to Empowerment
Science and Religion: Two Different Leading Functions
Reconciliation: A Commitment to a Better Future
Community: One Narrative with Many Cultural Dimensions
Toward Constructing the Narrative: From Teaching to Learning
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