9780801027055

Transforming Worldviews : An Anthropological Understanding of How People Change

  • ISBN 13:

    9780801027055

  • ISBN 10:

    0801027055

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/01/2008
  • Publisher: Baker Pub Group

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Summary

In the past, changes in behavior and in belief have been leading indicators for missionaries that Christian conversion had occurred. But these alone--or even together--are insufficient for a gospel understanding of conversion. For effective biblical mission, Paul G. Hiebert argues, we must add a third element: a change in worldview. Here he offers a comprehensive study of worldview--its philosophy, its history, its characteristics, and the means for understanding it. He then provides a detailed analysis of several worldviews that missionaries must engage today, addressing the impact of each on Christianity and mission. A biblical worldview is outlined for comparison. Finally, Hiebert argues for gospel ministry that seeks to transform people's worldviews and offers suggestions for how to do so.

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