Saving the Locals from Our Theologies 1 Part One
Cook School of Intercultural Studies
This two-part article challenges Western theological educators to be more sociologically compatible with their cross-cultural audiences without compromising Scripture. Pesky propositions, pedagogical preferences, and the frequent fragmentation that are often preferred and practiced in the West will require a rethinking of assumptions and adjustments for oral-preference audiences, including post-moderns. The way in which the canon was constructed and disseminated offers insights as to how this can be accomplished and therefore save locals from the culturally-biased theologies of outsiders.
Tom Steffen is emeritus professor of intercultural studies at the Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University.
Orality; Christianity and culture
Journal of Asian mission
Steffen, Tom, "Saving the Locals from Our Theologies 1 Part One" (2018). Faculty Articles & Research. 687.