Christianity and Other Cultures

Introduction to Mission Studies

By Frans Wijsen

Most introductions to mission studies do not include a chapter on the methods, however, this book bridges this gap. Using studies of syncretism and inculturation in African Christianity as an example, the book defines the object of mission studies as cross-cultural Christian communication, and it advocates the practical-theological spiral as an appropriate method: observation, interpretation, evaluation, and innovation. These steps cover everything a beginning scholar needs to put mission studies to practice. (Series: Einfuhrungen: Theologie - Vol. 6) [Subject: Religious Studies, Christianity, Mission Studies, African Studies]

Publication Date: 4/17/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643905796