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Crossing cultures in scripture : biblical principles for mission practice

Author: Marvin J Newell
Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Books, and imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Missionary and missions professor Marvin Newell provides a biblical theology of culture and mission, mining the depths of Scripture to tease out missiological insights and crosscultural perspectives. Unlike other such books that are organized topically, this text is organized canonically, showing how the whole of Scripture speaks to contemporary mission realities."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Newell, Marvin J.
Crossing cultures in scripture.
Downers Grove : InterVarsity Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016037192
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin J Newell
ISBN: 9780830844739 0830844732
OCLC Number: 948561939
Description: 298 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction to culture --
Eden: the beginning of human culture --
The tower of Babel: the beginning of cultural diversity --
Abraham: the father of blessing for all cultures --
Old Testament cultural overview --
Sarah and Hagar: honor and shame --
Abraham and the Hittites: needing a favor in a foreign land --
The marriage of Jacob: the consequences of crosscultural ignorance --
Joseph: a victim of crosscultural human trafficking --
Moses: a multicultural leader --
The Israelite community: tribes, clans, and families --
Rahab: the informed pagan prostitute --
Ruth: a crosscultural conversion --
David and Uriah: the interplay of power-distance --
Solomon and the Queen of Sheba: a crosscultural truth seeker --
Naaman: the dilemma of conflicting religious obligation --
Jonah: ethnocentrism to a fault --
Jeremiah: instructions for living in a foreign land --
Daniel: staying true to God as a transnational student --
Esther: saving her people from genocide --
Nehemiah: leading a despised cultural minority --
New Testament cultural overview --
Jesus: his crosscultural encounters --
Jesus and the Samaritan woman: contrasting worldviews --
The Lord's Prayer for missionaries --
Jesus' seven marks of crosscultural success --
Pontius Pilate: the clueless crosscultural interrogator --
Acts 1:8: the crosscultural mission of the Church --
The Jerusalem church: crosscultural conflict management --
Philip: reaching the "second-class" --
Peter's encounter with Cornelius: crossing the great divide --
Paul in Athens: contexualizing the message --
Crosscultural advance: Luke's one last word --
The self-contextualizing of the messenger --
1 Corinthians 13: a guide to crosscultural awareness --
The incarnational missionary --
Crosscultural pilgrimage: sojourning like Abraham --
Eternity: doxological diversity.
Responsibility: Marvin J. Newell ; foreword by Patrick Fung.

Abstract:

"Missionary and missions professor Marvin Newell provides a biblical theology of culture and mission, mining the depths of Scripture to tease out missiological insights and crosscultural perspectives. Unlike other such books that are organized topically, this text is organized canonically, showing how the whole of Scripture speaks to contemporary mission realities."--Back cover.

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