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 research Jay Moon presents 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 appropriate. the method of beginning and maintaining this type of expression is explicated with the aid of an enticing narrative, offering worthy insights for these striving for actual and significant expression of Christ in culture.

This research can be specially necessary to the missionary group, rather for the needs of appreciating oral literature in basic oral cultures, discovering right roles within the contextualization method, selecting cultural values through the window of neighborhood proverbs, education missionaries in cultural figuring out, and tailoring discipleship education to include major facets of orality

"Drawing on sturdy theoretical foundations in anthropology, epistemology, and communications, Jay Moon takes us on an exhilarating trip into the area of African proverbs to illustrate tips on how to interact Scripture with tradition. Written as a riveting tale with missiological mirrored image, this can be the sensible consultant to doing contextualization we now have been awaiting. the results of his software of contextualization pass way 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 body of workers and Preparation
The challenge Society

"Jay's paintings with Ghanaian proverbs is without doubt one of the private, 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 state of affairs. Now he has performed missionaries and native leaders old and young an exceptional prefer via sketching why it labored, the way it labored, and the way it could paintings for them. What can be extra worthy for venture this day? 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 condominium of experiences at Sioux Falls Seminary. He used to be previously a missionary with SIM in Ghana from 1992 to 2005.

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