This subject introduces students to cultural anthropology, and specific applications of anthropology for cross-cultural ministry. Students will develop a working of the patterns and processes of culture and cultural change, enabling them to understand their own cultural context and to accept the validity of different culture. The subject also emphasises culture as a context within which God interacts with people, and the significance of this to churches in the world today.
Directed reading and essay learning tasks
Paul Hiebert, Cultural Anthropology (2nd ed.; Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1992).
Mari Womack, Being Human: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (2nd ed.; Upper Saddel Valley, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001).
Michael A. Park, Introducing Anthropology: An Integrated Approach (2nd ed.; New York: McGranHill Comp, 2003).
R. Grunlan and M. Mayers, Cultural Anthropology (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1979).