Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture

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Orbis Books, Jan 1, 2009 - Religion - 324 pages
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Working with new insights on the influence that Christian translations of Scriptures and catechisms into African languages had on cultural self-understanding, social awakening, religious renewal, reciprocity in mission, process, Sanneh shows that mission and translation were and continue to be integral parts of cultural renewal in the face of the relentless onslaught of imperialism in its classic and contemporary forms.

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Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
9
Vernacularization and Westernization
122
First and Last Resorts
229
Translatability in Islam and Christianity
252
The Vernacular Principle in Catholic Teaching
277
Complete Printed Bibles in Vernacular Translations
283
Chapter Bibliographies
293
Index
310
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About the author (2009)

Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and professor of History at Yale Divinity School is a member of the Pontifical Commission of the Historical Sciences and of the Pontifical Commission on Religious Relations with the Muslims. He is Commandueur de I Order National du Lion, Senegals highest national honor.

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