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Contextualization in world missions : mapping and assessing evangelical models

Author: A Scott Moreau
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Kregel Academic, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Contextualization is the art of translating ideas into a particular situation, place or culture. It is fundamental to communication, which makes contextualization essential in missions. This textbook pulls together and maps the variety of evangelical approaches to contextualization. Introductory classes on contextualization and missionary preparation institutes will appreciate this valuable textbook. In section one,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Scott Moreau
ISBN: 9780825433894 0825433894
OCLC Number: 690088668
Description: 429 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Section 1 : Foundations for evangelical contextualization. Models and maps of contextualization --
Presuppositional concerns in contextualization 1 : revelation --
Presuppositional concerns in contextualization 2 : interpretation --
Discerning the good from the bad in contextualization --
Concepts that shape and constrain contextualization --
Tools for analysis and application in contextualization --
Section 2 : Mapping evangelical models of contextualization. Introduction --
Mapping examples of evangelical contextualization --
Initiator as facilitator --
Initiator as guide --
Initiator as herald --
Initiator as pathfinder --
Initiator as prophet --
Initiator as restorer --
Future trajectories --
Appendixes. Dean Gilliland's map --
Marc Cortez's map --
Charles Van Engen's map --
A composite map of Gilliland, Cortez, and Van Engen --
A visual evangelical semantic domain of contextualization --
List of initiator examples --
References.
Responsibility: A. Scott Moreau.

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Contextualization is the art of translating ideas into a particular situation, place or culture. It is fundamental to communication, which makes contextualization essential in missions. This textbook pulls together and maps the variety of evangelical approaches to contextualization. Introductory classes on contextualization and missionary preparation institutes will appreciate this valuable textbook. In section one, Moreau explores foundations that make it possible to see the variety of evangelical models more clearly. He looks at the ways evangelical models have been characterized in the literature, and he highlights the main concerns of evangelicals in their contextualizing efforts. Moreau explains several guiding ideas and analytic tools that show how evangelicals "lean into" contextualization. In section two, Moreau describes how evangelical models of contextualization can be split into six primary categories based on the role the initiator: facilitator, guide, herald, pathfinder, prophet and restorer. For each initiator role, Moreau explains the role, portrays one or more models from the category, and presents selected contextual practices that evangelicals use which fit the category. This arrangement makes categorization easier than other options and does not frame the models in ways that bias their evaluation. Contextualization in Missions will guide mission-minded to an informed plan for spreading the gospel effectively. While written with a theoretical perspective, Contextualization in Missions also provides real-world examples to provoke both thought and action. - Publisher.

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"A very thoughtful treatment of one of the most important and controversial issues of the day--contextualization."--Geoff Tunnicliffe, CEO/Secretary General"World Evangelical Alliance" (12/01/2012)

 
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