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Anthropology for Christian Witness [Paperback]

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Pages   493
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.05" Width: 7.12" Height: 1.05"
Weight:   2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 7, 1997
Publisher   Orbis Books
ISBN  1570750858  
EAN  9781570750854  

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This book is a thorough, basic introduction to the study of anthropology for those who plan careers in mission or cross-cultural ministry. This new work of Charles H. Kraft, represents the synthesis of a lifetime of teaching and study. Kraft treats the very basics, including theories of culture and society; an assessment of the various anthropological schools; kinship and family structure, and communication of culture, and discusses these things in relation to Christian values.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Charles H. Kraft is retired from the faculty of the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary after 40 years as Professor of Anthropology and Intercultural Communication. He holds degrees from Wheaton College, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Hartford Seminary Foundation. He is also an internationally renowned speaker and president of Deep Healing Ministries, which focuses on deep-level healing, deliverance and spiritual warfare. He and his wife, Meg, live in Pasadena, California.

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Excellent book!  Mar 20, 2006
I had to read this book for a class that I am taking and found the information to be both challenging and insightful. Ideal for anyone who is considering working in a missions capacity.
Anthropology is not for any witness  May 26, 2005
I wonder how Christians would like a book called "Anthropology for Muslim Witness" or "Anthropology for Hindu Witness"? That is how all anthropologists will feel about this book. Anthropology is not for anybody's "witness." It is to witness the diversity of culture and religion itself. Anthropology is not designed or intended to impose one culture or religion on another. In fact, that is the very opposite and antithesis of anthropology. Anthropology is a science and a method for understanding and valuing other cultures on their own terms, not "witnessing" your own culture to them. And that is what one's own culture or religion is--just one more culture or religion in the pageant of human cultural and religious diversity. This book is a travesty, as are all such attempts to bastardize anthropology in the service of the most anti-anthropological causes.
Every Christian Should Read This  Dec 1, 2004
A truly amazing book, it completely changed the way I viewed cross cultural witnessing and also changed how I see other cultures. If I were to make a list of books for every Christian to read, the first two would be: 1. Bible (duh) 2. Anthropology for Christian Witness. The first reviewer has obviously not read this book or he would have understood the value of having anthropology as a witnessing tool and as a means of viewing other cultures and belief systems.

However, this book is certainly deeper than learning how to witness, it dives much further than that and actually speaks on many other topics such as how culture plays a role in forming religious practices and even shows how our own culture has influenced the way we live out a christian life. Amazing book, read it and you shall not regret it.
Modern Classic for Missiology  Aug 6, 2000
"Anthropology for Christian Witness" is the crowning acheivement for a man who has been a wealth of Evangelical understanding at Fuller Theological Seminary for more than a decade. Kraft originally studied Anthropology at an undergraduate level which has flavored his missions and teaching perspectives since that time. When he went on the mission field, however, he found himself totally unprepared for the worldview differences that he encountered, especially those differing from Western Christianity, which typically denies the spirit world and power (see Kraft's "Christianity with Power", 1989). His ministry after that time seems to include coming to grips with the spiritual, power, and cultural aspects of Christian life and ministry in the context of multiple worldviews.

"Anthropology for Chrisitian Witness" is a synopsis of this process. It contains a clear definitions for the complicated processes involved in worldviews, perspectives, and assumptions that exist under the surface in any culture. He also then launches into an excellent discussion of communication theory with it's meanings and forms, with special emphasis on communication to the receipient. His discussion on worldviews and how they relate to change then prepares the Christian for cross-cultural ministry, which may not necessarily be in the next country, but in our increasingly diverse country may be "next door". As a Pastor and Bible College professor, I found the book to be a succinct summary of the Anthropological concerns of cross-cultural ministry and a sharpening tool for my own ability to witness. I strongly recommend it as a resource tool or a textbook for cross-cultural missiology or Anthropology.


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