Connecting Across Cultures
Christians often feel uneasy about discussing Jesus with people from other backgrounds, fearing they will come across as arrogant or offensive. David Claydon describes how Christians can take the gospel across religious and cultural boundaries in loving, sensitive and respectful...
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Christians often feel uneasy about discussing Jesus with people from other backgrounds, fearing they will come across as arrogant or offensive. David Claydon describes how Christians can take the gospel across religious and cultural boundaries in loving, sensitive and respectful ways to develop meaningful friendships with neighbours and colleagues of different faiths. With its sensitive summaries of the historical background, central beliefs and practices of many of the non-Christian religions present in Australia, this book is invaluable for those wanting to understand other belief systems. It also includes cultural do’s and don’ts to help prevent misunderstandings. Contains a study guide.
Revised 2nd edition of a religious title first published 1993. Describes ways that Christians can take the gospel across religious and cultural boundaries in loving, sensitive and respectful ways. Summarises major world religions and their historical backgrounds, central beliefs and practices. Outlines the impact of history on the way outsiders view Christianity. Advises local churches on how they might prepare for mission before contacting and serving migrants and others in their neighbourhoods. Includes study guide and index. Author is currently Federal Secretary of the Church Missionary Society of Australia.
Rev Dr Canon David Claydon, was Federal Secretary of the Church Missionary Society and Former International Director Of The Lausanne Committee For World Evangelization. He completed doctoral studies in missiology, and has written and lectured extensively on missions and ministry including a excellent book on connecting the gospel to other faiths Connecting Across Cultures: Sharing the gospel across cultural and religious boundaries.
- Acknowledgements; Preface; Part 1: A Rationale, The Context And Some Methods; 1. Why Witness; 2. Objections To Christian Witness; 3. How The Major World Religions View Christianity; 4. More Than One Way To Witness; 5. Not On Your Own; 6. Principles For Cross-cultural Evangelism; 7. Making Contact; Part 2: The Major Religious Groups; 8. Islam; 9. Hinduism; 10. Sikhism; 11. Buddhism; 12. Chinese Religion And Ancestor Worship; 13. Japanese Religions; 14. The Spirituality Of Australian Aborigines; 15. Baha'i, Zoroastrianism, Jainism; 16. Migrants With A Christian Heritage; 17. The New Age Movement; 18. Community Challenges; Part 3: Additional Resource Units; A. Some Global Comparisons And Significant Dates; B. List Of Countries/regions With Religious Groups In Population; C. Further Reading And Evangelistic Resources; Study Guide; Index.