By W. Jay Moon

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

This learn might be specially worthwhile to the missionary group, rather for the needs of appreciating oral literature in fundamental oral cultures, discovering right roles within the contextualization approach, picking out cultural values through the window of neighborhood proverbs, education missionaries in cultural knowing, and tailoring discipleship education to include major elements 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 find out how to have interaction Scripture with tradition. Written as a riveting tale with missiological mirrored image, this is often the sensible consultant to doing contextualization we now have been awaiting. the consequences of his software of contextualization move way past Africa and so this ebook is a 'must learn' for any severe scholar of contextualization and missiology."
--Darrell Whiteman
Resident Missiologist and vice chairman for challenge body of workers and Preparation
The challenge Society

"Jay's paintings with Ghanaian proverbs is without doubt one of the inner most, such a lot functional examples of missionary teaching/learning i've got ever obvious. setting out to the proverbial point of neighborhood language and tradition has paid off handsomely in his scenario. Now he has performed missionaries and native leaders old and young a superb desire by way of sketching why it labored, the way it labored, and the way it could actually paintings for them. What should be extra priceless for undertaking this day? learn and do!"
--Stan Nussbaum
Staff Missiologist
GMI study Services

W. Jay Moon is affiliate Professor of Intercultural stories and the director of the Wesley condo of reports at Sioux Falls Seminary. He was once previously a missionary with SIM in Ghana from 1992 to 2005.

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