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Ministry in an oral culture : living with Will Rogers, Uncle Remus, and Minnie Pearl

Author: Tex Sample
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/John Knox Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the world of oral culture in the United States, arguing that many people are not functionally literate and so verbalize their faith through the spoken word. Discusses how pastors can tap into this trend in order to bring about social change that is faithful to the gospel and oral individuals.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tex Sample
ISBN: 066425506X 9780664255060
OCLC Number: 29319688
Description: x, 100 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Will Rogers, Uncle Remus, and Minnie Pearl: doing ministry in a world of stories --
Practices of traditional orality: doing ministry with traditional/oral people --
Loving Jesus and justice: doing ethics with traditional/oral people --
We never did it that way before: tradition, resistance, subversion and change --
Tradition and practices: doing indigenous social change --
Faith language of the heart: believing and feeling with traditional/oral people.
Other Titles: Oral culture
Responsibility: Tex Sample.

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This book will help pastors educated in the literate culture of academia bridge the cultural gap between them and those in their congregations who verbalize their faith in proverbs and stories.  Read more...

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