Anthropological Insights for Missionaries

Paul G Hiebert

ISBN 9780801042911

Anthropological Insights for Missionaries

Book Description

Expert anthropologist shows missionaries how to better understand the people they serve and their historical and cultural settings.

“This excellent book offers indeed what the title suggests: insights–deep, comprehensive, and very practical. . . . A good textbook in the field of missionary anthropology.”–Gottfried Oosterwal, Religious Studies Review

The author’s anthropological insights are meant to sensitize missionaries to non-Western cultures, to provide the tools for understanding cultural differences, and to increase the cultural relevance of the proclamation of the Good News.

About the Author

The late Paul G. Hiebert (1932-2007) was distinguished professor of mission and anthropology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and previously taught at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also served as a pastor and missionary to India. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota and was the author or coauthor of numerous articles and books in the fields of anthropology and missions.