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By W. Jay Moon

ISBN-10: 1606085530

ISBN-13: 9781606085530

in lots of oral cultures neighborhood proverbs are very hot for his or her knowledge and prized for his or her aesthetic expression. during this learn Jay Moon offers an in-depth examine using neighborhood proverbs one of the Builsa tradition of Ghana, West Africa. specifically, the author's learn indicates how neighborhood proverbs can facilitate contextualized expressions of Christianity which are either biblically actual and culturally correct. the method of beginning and maintaining this way of expression is explicated with assistance from an enticing narrative, offering priceless insights for these striving for actual and significant expression of Christ in culture.

This research could be particularly precious to the missionary neighborhood, really for the needs of appreciating oral literature in fundamental oral cultures, discovering right roles within the contextualization method, picking out cultural values through the window of neighborhood proverbs, education missionaries in cultural realizing, and tailoring discipleship education to include major points of orality

"Drawing on strong theoretical foundations in anthropology, epistemology, and communications, Jay Moon takes us on an exhilarating trip into the area of African proverbs to illustrate the right way to interact Scripture with tradition. Written as a riveting tale with missiological mirrored image, this can be the sensible consultant to doing contextualization we've got been looking ahead to. the results of his program of contextualization move well past Africa and so this publication is a 'must learn' for any critical scholar of contextualization and missiology."
--Darrell Whiteman
Resident Missiologist and vp for undertaking team of workers and Preparation
The undertaking Society

"Jay's paintings with Ghanaian proverbs is among the private, so much functional examples of missionary teaching/learning i've got ever visible. setting out to the proverbial point of neighborhood language and tradition has paid off handsomely in his state of affairs. Now he has performed missionaries and native leaders old and young an excellent prefer via sketching why it labored, the way it labored, and the way it may paintings for them. What should be extra beneficial for project at the present time? learn and do!"
--Stan Nussbaum
Staff Missiologist
GMI learn Services

W. Jay Moon is affiliate Professor of Intercultural reviews and the director of the Wesley apartment of reviews at Sioux Falls Seminary. He used to be previously a missionary with SIM in Ghana from 1992 to 2005.

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