Crossing Cultures in Scripture
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is a crosscultural book. Scripture is full of narratives of God's people crossing cultures in pursuit of God's mission. Biblical texts shed light on mission dynamics: Sarah and Hagar functioning in an honor-shame culture, Moses as a multicultural leader, Ruth as a crosscultural conversion, David and Uriah illustrating power distance, the queen of Sheba as an international truth-seeker, Daniel as a transnational student, Paul in Athens as a model of contextualization, and much more.Missionary and missions professor Marvin Newell provides a biblical theology of culture and mission, mining the depths of Scripture to tease out missiological insights and crosscultural perspectives. Unlike other such books that are organized topically, this text is organized canonically, revealing how the whole of Scripture speaks to contemporary mission realities.Comprehensive in scope, filled with biblical insight and missional expertise, this book is an essential resource for students and practitioners of crosscultural ministry and mission.
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- From Genesis To Revelation, The Bible Is A Crosscultural Book. Scripture Is Full Of Narratives Of God's People Crossing Cultures In Pursuit Of God's Mission. Biblical Texts Shed Light On Mission Dynamics: Sarah And Hagar Functioning In An Honor-shame Culture, Moses As A Multicultural Leader, Ruth As A Crosscultural Conversion, David And Uriah Illustrating Power Distance, The Queen Of Sheba As An International Truth-seeker, Daniel As A Transnational Student, Paul In Athens As A Model Of Contextualization, And Much More.missionary And Missions Professor Marvin Newell Provides A Biblical Theology Of Culture And Mission, Mining The Depths Of Scripture To Tease Out Missiological Insights And Crosscultural Perspectives. Unlike Other Such Books That Are Organized Topically, This Text Is Organized Canonically, Revealing How The Whole Of Scripture Speaks To Contemporary Mission Realities.comprehensive In Scope, Filled With Biblical Insight And Missional Expertise, This Book Is An Essential Resource For Students And Practitioners Of Crosscultural Ministry And Mission.
- part I: Foundational Cultural Considerations
- 1. Introduction To Culture2. Eden: The Beginning Of Human Culture3. The Tower Of Babel: Beginning Of Cultural Diversity4. Abraham: The Father Of Blessing For All Cultures
- part Ii: Crossing Cultures In The Old Testament
- 5. Sarah And Hagar: Honor And Shame6. Abraham And The Hittites: Needing A Favor In A Foreign Land 7. The Marriage Of Jacob: Consequence Of Cross-cultural Ignorance8. Joseph: A Victim Of Cross-cultural Human Trafficking9. Moses: A Multicultural Leader 10. The Israelite Community: Tribes, Clans And Families11. Rahab: The Informed Pagan Prostitute12. Ruth: A Cross-cultural Conversion13. David And Uriah: The Interplay Of Power-distance 14. Solomon And Queen Of Sheba: Cross-cultural Truth Seeker15. Naaman: Dilemma Of Conflicting Religious Obligation16. Jonah: Ethnocentrism To A Fault17. Jeremiah: Instructions For Living In A Foreign Land18. Daniel: Staying True To God As A Transnational Student19. Esther: Saving Her People From Genocide20. Nehemiah: Leading A "despised" Cultural Minority
- part Iii: Crossing Cultures In The New Testament
- 21. Jesus: His Cross-cultural Encounters 22. Jesus And The Samaritan Woman: Contrasting Worldviews 23. The Missionary's Lord's Prayer 24. Jesus' Seven Marks Of Cross-cultural Success25. Pontius Pilate: The Clueless Cross-cultural Interrogator 26. Acts 1:8: The Cross-cultural Mission Of The Church27. The Jerusalem Church: Cross-cultural Conflict Management28. Philip: Reaching Out To "the Second-class"29. Peter: Crossing The Great Divide 30. Paul In Athens: Contextualizing The Message31. Luke: One Last Word 32. The Self-contextualizing Of The Messenger33. 1 Corinthians 13: A Guide To Cross-cultural Awareness34. The Incarnational Missionary35. Crossing Cultures: Sojourning Like Abraham36. Eternity: Doxological Diversity
- Appendix A: Crosscultural Encounters In The Book Of Judgesappendix B: Crosscultural Encounters In The Book Of Actsappendix C: Frequency Of The Quadruplet Terms For Humankind In The Book Of Revelationappendix D: Sermon Series Guidebibliographynotesname Indexscripture Index