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Author Hiebert, Paul G., 1932-

Title The missiological implications of epistemological shifts : affirming truth in a modern/postmodern world / Paul G. Hiebert
Published Harrisburg, Pa. : Trinity Press International, [1999]
©1999
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 135 pages) : illustrations
Series Christian mission and modern culture
Christian mission and modern culture.
Contents LIST OF FIGURES; PREFACE TO THE SERIES; INTRODUCTION; 1. THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF POSITIVISM; 2. THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL CHALLENGES OF INSTRUMENTALISM AND IDEALISM; 3. CRITICAL REALISM -- A WAY AHEAD; NOTES; REFERENCES CITED
Summary This book explores the question of epistemology, or theory of knowledge, and its impact upon how we view and do missions in today's world. What must a new convert know or believe? How do they know? How can we translate and communicate Christian teachings interculturally without distorting the message? How should we do missions in an anti-colonial, postmodern era characterized by religious relativism and accusations of Christian imperialism?In struggling with these questions, Paul Hiebert focuses on the epistemological foundations that underlay them. He examines three specific theories of knowle
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Critical realism.
Knowledge, Theory of (Religion)
Missions -- Theory.
Philosophy and religion.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567413136 (electronic bk.)
9780567413130 (electronic bk.)