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Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Introducing Cultural Anthropology Author Brian M. Howell
ISBN-10 9780801038877
Release 2010-12-01
Pages 288
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This concise introductory cultural anthropology textbook gives special attention to issues of concern to Christians and features plentiful maps, photos, and sidebars.

The End of Sexual Identity Why Sex Is Too Important to Define Who We Are Large Print 16pt

The End of Sexual Identity  Why Sex Is Too Important to Define Who We Are  Large Print 16pt Author Jenell Williams Paris
ISBN-10 9781459615991
Release 2011-03
Pages 228
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Sexual identity has become an idol in both the culture at large and in the Christian subculture. And yet concepts like """"gay"""" or """"straight"""" are relatively recent developments in human history. We let ourselves be defined by socially constructed notions of sexual identity and sexual orientation--even though these may not be the only or best ways to think about sexuality. Anthropologist Jenell Williams Paris offers a Christian framework for sexual holiness that accounts for complex postmodern realities. She assesses problems with popular cultural and Christian understandings of heterosexuality and homosexuality alike. The End of Sexual Identity moves beyond culture-war impasses to open up new space for conversations in diverse communities both inside and outside the church.

Cultural Insights for Christian Leaders Mission in Global Community

Cultural Insights for Christian Leaders  Mission in Global Community Author Douglas McConnell
ISBN-10 9781493414543
Release 2018-07-17
Pages 224
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This volume helps leaders and leaders-in-training become students of culture who can then contextualize what they learn for their own organizational settings. Douglas McConnell, a respected leader in the worlds of missiology and higher education, enables readers to understand intercultural dynamics so they can shape their organizational cultures and lead their organizations in a missional direction. This is the latest volume in an award-winning series emphasizing mission as partnership with Christians around the globe.

On Knowing Humanity

On Knowing Humanity Author Eloise Meneses
ISBN-10 9781315315300
Release 2017-07-14
Pages 242
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The development of a phenomenological approach to religion and the rise of perspectivism are challenging anthropology’s exclusive rootedness in the ontology of secularism. When considered with the increased interest in the anthropology of religion as an area of study, it is clear that there is a growing need for non-reductionist representations of Christian thought and experience in ethnography. This volume is intended as a critique of anthropology’s epistemological and ontological assumptions and a demonstration of the value added by an expanded set of parameters for the field. The book’s core argument is that while ethnographers have allowed their own perspectives to be positively influenced by the perspectives of their informants, until recently anthropology has done little in the way of adopting these other viewpoints as critical tools for analysis precisely because it has represented those viewpoints from a limited epistemological perspective. With chapters organized around topics in epistemology and ontology written by scholars of anthropology, theology and history, and an afterword by Joel Robbins, the book is essential reading for scholars of the anthropology of religion as well as other philosophically-oriented social scientists, theologians and those who are interested in gaining further insight into the human condition.

Themelios Volume 36 Issue 1

Themelios  Volume 36  Issue 1 Author D. A. Carson
ISBN-10 9781625649539
Release 2015-02-16
Pages 182
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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition ( and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary

By the Waters of Babylon

By the Waters of Babylon Author Scott Aniol
ISBN-10 9780825443770
Release 2015-05-27
Pages 216
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A guide to biblically shaped worship, which has the greatest missional impact in a post-Christian culture "By the Waters of Babylon" examines a relationship between worship, culture, and evangelism that is centered in a desire for biblical fidelity rather than cultural relevance. Imagine how the Hebrews felt during their years of captivity in Babylon. How could they sing the songs they once sang in the spender of Jerusalem now that they sat in exile? Christian worship in the West faces many of the same challenges as this tragic account of Israel's captivity. By all accounts Christendom is dead, and unbiblical beliefs have progressively permeated Western thought, expectations, and culture. So how should churches respond to this seismic shift in their relationship with an increasingly post-Christian culture while still following the biblical mandate to reach that culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ? "By the Waters of Babylon" will help Christians wrestle through this critical issue of the relationship between Christian worship and evangelistic witness, especially in the context of an increasingly hostile culture. The author demonstrates that biblically regulated, gospel-shaped corporate worship that communicates God's truth through appropriate cultural forms will have the most missional impact in a post-Christian context.

The Francis Factor and The People of God

The Francis Factor and The People of God Author Arbuckle, Gerald A
ISBN-10 9781608335527
Release 2015-04-01
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The Francis Factor and The People of God has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Francis Factor and The People of God also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Francis Factor and The People of God book for free.

Urban Disciples

Urban Disciples Author Jenell Williams Paris
ISBN-10 0817013679
Release 2000
Pages 99
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Empowers and equips urban ministry teams to live as disciples of Christ.

Encyclopedia of Christian Education

Encyclopedia of Christian Education Author George Thomas Kurian
ISBN-10 9780810884939
Release 2015-05-07
Pages 1678
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This reference work tells the unique history of Christian education and shows how Christian educators pioneered such institutions and reforms as universal literacy, home schooling, Sunday schools, women's education, graded schools, compulsory education of the deaf and blind, and kindergarten.

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Author Paul G. Hiebert
ISBN-10 0801042739
Release 1990-12-01
Pages 500
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This introduction to the field of cultural anthropology from a Christian perspective exposes students to the excitement and significance of human history and culture.

Anthropology for Christian Witness

Anthropology for Christian Witness Author Charles H. Kraft
ISBN-10 9781608332403
Pages 493
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"Anthropology for Christian Witness serves as a thorough, basic introduction to the study of anthropology that has been designed specifically for those who plan careers in mission or cross-cultural ministry. The work of Charles H. Kraft, author of the classic Christianity in Culture, and widely acknowledged as one of the foremost Evangelical missionary anthropologists, this new work represents the synthesis of a lifetime of teaching and study. Kraft treats the very basics, including theories of culture and society; an assessment of the various anthropological schools; kinship and family structure, and cross-cultural communication."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

River of God

River of God Author Douglas D. Priest
ISBN-10 9781610976190
Release 2012-04-19
Pages 292
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River of God is an introduction to world missions aimed at undergraduate students. However, the readers will soon discover that the book is rich in its content far beyond the editors' original plan. It serves as a reader for people with various levels of missiological interest and competence and deals with cutting-edge issues in missions. This book introduces a new paradigm, Kingdom Missiology, which builds on shalom in the Old Testament and as Jesus applied to the Kingdom of God in the New Testament. The first half of the book looks at Kingdom Missiology from the biblical, historical, and cultural dimensions. The second half of the book describes helpful strategies in the implementation of this paradigm. The importance of urban ministry is woven throughout the book. Contributors: Ashley Barker, Gina Bellofatto, Kendi Howells Douglas, Robert Douglas, Todd Johnson, Robert Kurka, Janice Lemke, Paul McAlister, Mark Moore, Doug Priest, Greg Pruett, Mike Sweeney, Bill Weber, Donovan Weber, Linda Whitmer, and Tetsunao Yamamori

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Author Stephen A. Grunlan
ISBN-10 0310363810
Release 1988
Pages 303
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This important resource covers such topics as anthropology and missions; man, culture, and society; verbal and nonverbal communication; technology and economics; and anthropology and the Bible. It is designed for classroom use with diagrams, discussion questions, and suggested readings.

Introducing Anthropology of Religion

Introducing Anthropology of Religion Author Jack David Eller
ISBN-10 9781317579144
Release 2014-11-13
Pages 342
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This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as well as symbols, myth and ritual. The book also explores important but often overlooked issues such as morality, violence, fundamentalism, secularization, and new religious movements. The chapters all contain lively case studies of religions practiced around the world. The second edition of Introducing Anthropology of Religion contains updated theoretical discussion plus fresh ethnographic examples throughout. In addition to a brand new chapter on vernacular religion, Eller provides a significantly revised chapter on the emerging anthropologies of Christianity and Islam. The book features more material on contemporary societies as well as new coverage of topics such as pilgrimage and paganism. Images, a glossary and questions for discussion are now included and additional resources are provided via a companion website.

Conservative Islam

Conservative Islam Author Erich Kolig
ISBN-10 9780739174241
Release 2012
Pages 381
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Conservative Islam: A Cultural Anthropology by Erich Kolig analyzes the salient characteristics of Islam and contemporary Muslim society from the perspective of traditional cultural anthropology. By highlighting socio-cultural configurations, the universals they represent, the circumstances of their creation, and their semiotic meaning, Kolig helps the reader gain understanding of Islam in the modern world.

Good Pastors Bad Pastors

Good Pastors  Bad Pastors Author Dela Quampah
ISBN-10 9781630877712
Release 2014-08-20
Pages 244
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The emergence of Pentecostalism in Ghana has attracted a massive following and generated institutions that have significantly impacted Christian discourse and national life. The movement has produced prominent leaders who have developed exemplary Christian education programs and generated volumes of Christian literature unprecedented in Ghanaian Christianity. Nevertheless, public opinion often upbraids church leaders for unethical conduct. Despite the concern for high moral standards set by Pentecostal church polity and ministerial ethical codes, reports of Pentecostal ministerial misconduct appear regularly in the media. Although congregation members and perceptive public observers appreciate the constructive moral impact of Pentecostal ministers, instances of promiscuity, power abuse, financial misappropriation, and superstition reveal a gap between ethical ideals and practice. As this research reveals, factors behind unethical ministerial conduct include inadequate training, poor accountability, and a general low level of ethical reflection. Good Pastors, Bad Pastors suggests that a multidimensional approach of responsible reportage, emphatic moral education, appropriate but sympathetic response to moral failure, and peer-review accountability could help uphold a higher standard of ministerial ethics.

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Author Jack David Eller
ISBN-10 9781317428183
Release 2016-01-08
Pages 384
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Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives presents all the key areas of cultural anthropology as well as providing original and nuanced coverage of current and cutting-edge topics. An exceptionally clear and readable introduction, it helps students understand the application of anthropological concepts to the contemporary world and everyday life. Thorough treatment is given throughout the text to issues such as globalization, colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, neoliberalism, and the state. Changes for the third edition include a brand new chapter on medical anthropology and an updated range of cases studies with a fresh thematic focus on China. The book contains a number of features to support student learning, including: A wealth of color images Definitions of key terms and further reading suggestions in the margins Summaries at the end of every chapter An extensive glossary, bibliography and index.