Ministering Cross-Culturally: An Incarnational Model for Personal Relationships

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Baker Publishing Group, Oct 1, 2003 - Religion - 128 pages
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In Ministering Cross-Culturally, the authors demonstrate that Jesus needed to learn and understand the culture in which he lived before he could undertake his public ministry. The authors examine how this can help us better understand what it means to establish relationships of grace with those from different cultural and social backgrounds.
With more than 70,000 copies of the first edition in print, this incarnational model of ministry has proven successful for many people. Several sections in this second edition have been rewritten, and the entire book has been updated to reflect development in the authors' thinking. Drawing from the authors' rich experience on the mission field, this book will benefit anyone who wants to be salt and light in a multicultural and multiethnic world.

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This book invites you to examine yourself from the viewpoint of being an alien in a new culture. The subject of the books the tensioning conflicts people experience when they try to work with people ... Read full review

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This 20+ year-old book is still one of the best resources to think through what it means to minister cross-culturally. This teaches us to think, not just about one field, but about any field. It'll also help us understand our own changing neighborhoods in the US. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Sherwood G. Lingenfelter (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) is senior professor of anthropology and provost emeritus at Fuller Theological Seminary. Marvin K. Mayers (Ph.D., University of Chicago) has taught for many years in the intercultural studies department of Biola University.

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