Transforming Culture (2nd Ed)
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Lingenfelter sets out a model for understanding the workings of a society and then applies this model to conflicts missionaries and nationals often face over economic and social issues. He makes the second edition more accessible than the first by clarifying concepts, adding case studies, and reducing the book's length. October '98 publication date.
In "Transforming Culture," Lingenfelter sets out a model for understanding the workings of a society and then applies this model to conflicts missionaries and nationals often face over economic and social issues. Utilizing a plethora of case studies and personal anecdotes, he identifies the root of the conflicts and contradictory assumptions that make it difficult for missionaries and nationals to work together, and guides readers to solutions for transforming culture.
Sherwood G. Lingenfelter (PhD, University of Pittsburgh) is provost and senior vice president at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of Transforming Culture, Agents of Transformation, Ministering Cross-Culturally (with Marvin K. Mayers), and Teaching Cross-Culturally (with Judith E. Lingenfelter) as well as several volumes on anthropology.
- Preface<br>1.	transferring Or Transforming Culture?<br>2.	a Model For Analysis Of Social Order<br>3.	property: The Silent Enemy Of Church Growth<br>4.	labor And Productivity: Divisive Values In Mission<br>5.	generosity And Exchange: The Stone Of Stumbling In Interpersonal Relationships<br>6.	authority And Family: The Foundation Of Social Order<br>7.	authority And Community: The Context Of Local Churches<br>8.	disputes, Conflicts, And Communication: To Command Or To Serve?<br>9.	transforming Culture<br>	references<br>	scripture Index<br>	subject Index