Transforming Worldviews

Transforming Worldviews

This book is a wonderful example of his stimulating thought. Everyone interested in communicating the gospel among today's multiplicity of cultures will want to listen to what Paul Hiebert says in this book.

Author: Paul G. Hiebert

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441200983

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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In the past, changes in behavior and in belief have been leading indicators for missionaries that Christian conversion had occurred. But these alone--or even together--are insufficient for a gospel understanding of conversion. For effective biblical mission, Paul G. Hiebert argues, we must add a third element: a change in worldview. Here he offers a comprehensive study of worldview--its philosophy, its history, its characteristics, and the means for understanding it. He then provides a detailed analysis of several worldviews that missionaries must engage today, addressing the impact of each on Christianity and mission. A biblical worldview is outlined for comparison. Finally, Hiebert argues for gospel ministry that seeks to transform people's worldviews and offers suggestions for how to do so.
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Cultural Insights for Christian Leaders Mission in Global Community

Cultural Insights for Christian Leaders  Mission in Global Community

See also Hiebert, Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding
of How People Change (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008), 25–28. 6.
Howell and Paris, Introducing Cultural Anthropology, 36. 7. Although the concept
of a ...

Author: Douglas McConnell

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493414543

Category: Religion

Page: 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.
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Graceful Evangelism

Graceful Evangelism

Thomas Aquinas in his treatise Summa Contra Gentiles worked with worldview
transformation evangelism. ... on this topic is the late Paul Hiebert's book
Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People
Change.

Author: Frances S. Adeney

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801031854

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 226

This comprehensive text shows that despite different views and contexts, Christians can craft a grace-filled approach to sharing God's good news with the world.
Categories: Religion

The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion

The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion

The worldview concept is analyzed extensively in Paul G. hiebert, Transforming
Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People Change (Grand
rapids, MI: baker academic, 2008), ch. 1. hiebert, Transforming Worldviews, 195.

Author: Lewis R. Rambo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199713547

Category: Religion

Page: 828

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The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion offers a comprehensive exploration of the dynamics of religious conversion, which for centuries has profoundly shaped societies, cultures, and individuals throughout the world. Scholars from a wide array of religions and disciplines interpret both the varieties of conversion experiences and the processes that inform this personal and communal phenomenon. This volume examines the experiences of individuals and communities who change religions, those who experience an intensification of their religion of origin, and those who encounter new religions through colonial intrusion, missionary work, and charismatic and revitalization movements. The thirty-two innovative essays provide overviews of the history of particular religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, indigenous religions, and new religious movements. The essays also offer a wide range of disciplinary perspectives-psychological, sociological, anthropological, legal, political, feminist, and geographical-on methods and theories deployed in understanding conversion, and insight into various forms of deconversion.
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A Survey of World Missions

A Survey of World Missions

7 Brian M. Howell and Jenell William Paris, Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A
Christian Perspective (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011), 27. 8 Paul G. Hiebert,
Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People
Change ...

Author: Robin Hadaway

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781462770441

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Reflecting thorough scholarship and decades of ministry experience, Robin Hadaway’s A Survey of World Missions examines the biblical, theological, and historical foundations of missions, as well as issues of culture and worldview, contextualization, philosophy, and mission strategy. The book is designed to assist pastors, students, missionaries, and theologians in developing sound theory and praxis for both the international and North American mission field. Through his use of field illustrations and key questions, Hadaway achieves a conversational tone, making this textbook ideal for use in both academic and lay settings.
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Possible

Possible

A Blueprint for Changing How We Change the World Stephan Bauman. 3. ... See
Paul Hiebert, Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of
How People Change (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008). 4. Hiebert ...

Author: Stephan Bauman

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9781601425843

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 478

We need a better vision for saving the world. Across the world, people like you are rising up to fight poverty, oppression, and injustice—not just professionals, but bloggers, musicians, entrepreneurs, artists, and advocates. People who refuse to accept the world as it is, who dare to believe change is possible. But we face a crisis of vision. We sense what needs to be done, but often we don’t know how to do it. Without a better blueprint for doing good well, our moment in history will slip away. Stephan Bauman, president of World Relief believes true change begins in the hearts and actions of ordinary people. In Possible, he presents clear and biblical thinking, powerful stories, and practical tools for sustainably impacting our workplaces, neighborhoods, villages, and cities. Possible is an eloquent and personal call to reconsider what it means to change ourselves so that we can change the world.
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The Handbook of Transformative Learning

The Handbook of Transformative Learning

Journal of Transformative Education, 6(4), 235–250. Hiebert, P. (2008).
Transforming worldviews: An anthropological understanding of how people
change. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Publishing Group. H ̈olzel, B., Carmody, J.,
Vangel, M., ...

Author: Edward W. Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470590720

Category: Education

Page: 624

View: 118

The Handbook of Transformative Learning The leading resource for the field, this handbook provides a comprehensive and critical review of more than three decades of theory development, research, and practice in transformative learning. The starting place for understanding and fostering transformative learning, as well as diving deeper, the volume distinguishes transformative learning from other forms of learning, explores future perspectives, and is designed for scholars, students, and practitioners. PRAISE FOR THE HANDBOOK OF TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING "This book will be of inestimable value to students and scholars of learning irrespective of whether or not their emphasis is on transformative learning. It should find its way to the reference bookshelves of every academic library focusing on education, teaching, learning, or the care professions." —PETER JARVIS, professor of continuing education, University of Surrey "Can there be a coherent theory of transformative learning? Perhaps. This handbook goes a long way to answering this question by offering a kaleidoscope of perspectives, including non-Western, that consider the meaning and practice of transformative learning." —SHAUNA BUTTERWICK, associate professor, University of British Columbia "This handbook will be valuable and accessible to both scholars and practitioners who are new to the study of adult education and transformative learning and to more seasoned scholars who seek a sophisticated analysis of the state of transformative learning thirty years after Mezirow first shared his version of a then-fledgling theory of adult learning." —JOVITA ROSS-GORDON, professor and program coordinator, MA in Adult Education, Texas State University
Categories: Education

Contextual Theology

Contextual Theology

Reimagining the Human: Theological Anthropology in Response to Systemic Evil
. ... Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology. ...
Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People
Change.

Author: Paul Duane Matheny

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630877828

Category: Religion

Page: 146

View: 243

It has been almost fifty years since theological educators first began talking about contextual theology. Today, in every country of the global South, their home schools require them to contextualize theological education and construct contextual theologies that would be helpful for their local churches. In spite of this expectation there are few helps available. The expectation is clear, but an understanding of the process by which this may occur is lacking. Educators often complain that they are led to adapt Western theology to their context rather than developing theology for their churches. Arguments for contextual theology are proposed often, but there has been little debate explaining and defending the methods involved. This book is intended to enter that debate and invite others who should help appreciate the gravity of our situation and join the conversation. The epicenter of Christianity has shifted to the global South. Yet, contextual theology, which seeks to preserve the integrity of the faith, has not been met with generosity among scholars in the US and Europe. This book intends to forge helpful bridges that encourage mutual regard to develop among scholars across the globe. The bubble of the Western academy needs to be breached.
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The Facilitator Era

The Facilitator Era

ChurchNext: Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry. Downers Grove, iL:
interVarsity ... Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of
How People Change, Grand rapids, Mi: Baker academic, 2008b. ———. The
Gospel in ...

Author: Tom Steffen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621891918

Category: Religion

Page: 418

View: 575

Some time ago, Ralph Winter brilliantly identified three eras of modern missions: Era 1: William Carey focused on the coastlands; Era 2: Hudson Taylor focused on the inlands; Era 3: Donald McGavran and Cameron Townsend focused on unreached peoples. With all the fast and furious changes swirling around us today in twenty-first century missions, have we entered a Fourth Era? If so, who are the people primarily involved? How are they selected? How are they trained? How long do they serve? Has the Third Era ministry focus--reaching the unreached--changed? If so, to what? Are there any successful case studies out there? Have McGavran and Townsend passed the baton to a new leader(s)? If so, to whom? This book seeks to answer these and related questions. Contributors include: Dr. Ben Beckner Dr. Monroe Brewer Dr. Don Finley Mike Griffis Dr. Gary Hipp, MD Jerry Hogshead Kaikou Maisu Judy Manna Kenn Oke Dr. A. Sue Russell Dr. Robert Strauss Peter Swann Bryan Thomas Diane Thomas Dr. Mike Wilson Dr. Sherwood G. Lingenfelter
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Offer Them Life

Offer Them Life

Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People
Change. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008. Houtepen, Anton. “Apocalyptics
and the Kingdom of God.” Exchange 28:4, October (1999) 291–311. Howe, Neil ...

Author: Dan W. Dunn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621897798

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 487

In this book Dan Dunn proposes that the biblical theme of life is extremely important and thus provides a helpful foundation for the theory and practice of evangelism. He makes a strong case for Christ-followers to embrace a life-based evangelistic vision as a way to help non-believers choose the full and vibrant life that God intends for them in Jesus. While making this strong case, he also urges readers to avoid casting aside other evangelistic visions (such as those based on discipleship, the kingdom, forgiveness, atonement, etc.). Instead, he invites us to add a life-based evangelistic vision to the possibilities available to us for helping people choose to follow Jesus and thus experience the life He makes possible for them.
Categories: Religion

Human Rights in Deuteronomy

Human Rights in Deuteronomy

Then, according to the understanding of the rationales behind the laws, this
chapter will illustrate the concept of human ... Paul G. Hiebert, Transforming
Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People Change (Grand
Rapids: ...

Author: Daisy Yulin Tsai

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110364422

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 896

The humanitarian concerns of the biblical slave laws and their rhetorical techniques rarely receive scholarly attention, especially the two slave laws in Deuteronomy. Previous studies that compared the biblical and the ANE laws focused primarily on their similarities and developed theories of direct borrowing. This ignored the fact that legal transplants were common in ancient societies. This study, in contrast, aims to identify similarities and dissimilarities in order to pursue an understanding of the underlying values promoted within these slave laws and the interests they protected. To do so, certain innovative methodologies were applied. The biblical laws examined present two diverse legal concepts that contrast to the ANE concepts: (1) all agents are regarded as persons and should be treated accordingly, and (2) all legal subjects are seen as free, dignified, and self-determining human beings. In addition, the biblical laws often distinguish an offender’s “criminal intent,” by which a criminal’s rights are also considered. Based on these features, the biblical laws are able to articulate YHWH’s humanitarian concerns and the basic concepts of human rights presented in Deuteronomy.
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Drinking from the Same Well

Drinking from the Same Well

Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People
Change. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008. Hockenbery, Jennifer. “The Gift
of the Magi: Intercultural Conversation and Understanding: A Philosophical ...

Author: Lydia F. Johnson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630876715

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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Drinking from the Same Well is designed for those who seek a praxis-oriented theological grounding in the exploration of cross-cultural perspectives in the field of pastoral care and counseling. It traverses the broad terrain of cultural analysis and also explores in depth a number of discrete cross-cultural issues in pastoral counseling, related to communication, conflict, empathy, family dynamics, suffering, and healing. Cultural analysis and theological reflection are situated alongside numerous case studies of persons and situations that enflesh the concepts being discussed, and readers are invited to engage personally with the material through a variety of focus questions and reflective exercises. This book can serve as a helpful textbook for seminarians and a useful guide for pastors and priests, church study groups, multicultural parishes, and anyone engaged in helping ministries with persons from other cultures. The goal is to develop culturally competent pastoral caregivers by providing a comprehensive and practical overview of the generative themes and challenges in cross-cultural pastoral care.
Categories: Religion

Who Needs a Missionary

Who Needs a Missionary

Hiebert, Paul G. Anthropological Insights for Missionaries. Grand Rapids: Baker,
1985. ———. Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of
How People Change. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008. Hurtado, Larry W. At
 ...

Author: Robert Reese

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630871819

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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In Who Needs a Missionary? Robert Reese reviews his own missionary experiences in Zimbabwe and finds that the best results came from an indigenous leader who had the least contact with missionaries. Reese conducted interviews with this leader to let him speak for himself about his journey with God in ministry; these interviews form the heart of the book. Mostly without missionary guidance, this Zimbabwean Christian of humble origins journeyed from his conversion to Christ to arrive at a transformation of his home community. Reese draws lessons from the life of this remarkable leader, who has enjoyed so few earthly advantages, yet has been rich in faith and fruitfulness. God has determined that the gospel will work all by itself whenever and wherever it is planted in human hearts.
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Soul Whisperer

Soul Whisperer

Hiebert, paul G. Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding
ofHow People Change. Grand rapids: Baker Academic, 2008. Hirsch, Alan. The
Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church. Grand rapids: Brazos press,
 ...

Author: Gary Comer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621895442

Category: Religion

Page: 358

View: 823

What if we changed the face of evangelism? In a time when so many have a negative perception of evangelism, what if a new model was entirely biblical, loaded with skills, and more effective? Soul Whisperer shifts the emphasis from telling to a drawing paradigm. It develops biblically the pattern of Jesus, who did not give static presentations but rather customized his words to each hearer. By learning his ways, our words, too, can have pinpointed impact! Christians will discover how to draw out first, in order to read their friends and discern the relevant appeal of the gospel. In this way, the style is far more dynamic. It adapts! Understanding the non-believer's unique starting point will determine a distinct path. By creating a conversation about spiritual influence and what is involved in faith formation, this book charts ways for Christians to go deeper in evangelistic relationships. Most importantly, Soul Whisperer infuses skills that will shape a more Christ-likened missional disciple.
Categories: Religion

Need to Know

Need to Know

A diagram of Laudan's model appears in Paul G. Hiebert, Transforming
Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People Change (Grand
Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008), 80; Hiebert cites Larry Laudan, Progress and
Its ...

Author: John G. Stackhouse Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199376971

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 697

How should a Christian think? If a serious Christian wants to think seriously about a serious subject--from considering how to vote in the next election to choosing a career; from deciding among scientific theories to selecting a mate; from weighing competing marketing proposals to discerning the best fitness plan--what does he or she do? This basic question is at the heart of a complex discourse: epistemology. A bold new statement of Christian epistemology, Need to Know presents a comprehensive, coherent, and clear model of responsible Christian thinking. Grounded in the best of the Christian theological tradition while being attentive to a surprising range of thinkers in the history of philosophy, natural science, social science, and culture, the book offers a scheme for drawing together experience, tradition, scholarship, art, and the Bible into a practical yet theoretically profound system of thinking about thinking. John Stackhouse's fundamental idea is as simple as it is startling: Since God calls human beings to do certain things in the world, God can be relied upon to supply the knowledge necessary for human beings to do those things. The classic Christian concept of vocation, then, supplies both the impetus and the assurance that faithful Christians can trust God to guide their thinking--on a "need to know" basis.
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River of God

River of God

Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our
Future. Princeton: Princeton ... Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective. ...
Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding ofHow People
Change.

Author: Douglas D. Priest

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621893028

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 149

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.
Categories: Religion

Missiology

Missiology

Transforming Worldviews : This volume documents how the cultural An
Anthropological Understanding elites of the newly independent nations of of How
People Change Latin America developed a narrative of pre - By Paul G . Hiebert
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105213171163

Category: Anthropology

Page:

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An international review.
Categories: Anthropology

The Healing Power of Spirituality Religion

The Healing Power of Spirituality  Religion

Transforming Worldviews : An Anthropological View of How People Change .
Grand Rapids , MI : Baker . Hycner , Richard & Jacobs , Lynne . ( 1995 ) . The
Healing Relationship in Gestalt Therapy : A Dialogic / Self Psychology Approach .

Author: J. Harold Ellens

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313366497

Category: Religion

Page: 365

View: 355

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21st Century Anthropology A Reference Handbook

21st Century Anthropology  A Reference Handbook

PART VIII THEORIES IN ANTHROPOLOGY THEORETICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
IDEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY ... a historian deals with are related to
dominant but changing social forces that appear dissimilar to people with
different points of reference. ... Historical trends then presuppose that a
transformation is happening with these social facts. ... are forged from what is left
over from past worldviews, creating an acknowledged understanding that
becomes recognized as real.

Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452266305

Category: Social Science

Page: 1144

View: 519

Request a free 30-day online trial at www.sagepub.com/freetrial Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density. Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.
Categories: Social Science