Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Evaluating the use of cultural transposition in making discipleship materials understandable to a multicultural group
by Knowles, Douglas R., D.Min., Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary, 2015, 167; 3687877
Abstract (Summary)

As people groups have immigrated to the United States, churches have struggled to keep up with the demands of discipleship. Culture, language, and communication have proved to be formidable challenges, particularly when the written materials used to disciple people are construed with an inherent American bias. This research project sought to address this ministry problem by utilizing the concept of cultural transposition. By having a multicultural work group transpose a portion of American-based discipleship materials, this project attempted to determine whether the transposed materials are more understandable to a multicultural church congregation than the original. The study also analyzed the interactions among the transposition group to identify common problems that culture groups experience in understanding American-based materials.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Schepens, Bennett, Buel, Christine
Commitee: Chan, Frank, Sanders, Martin
School: Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary
Department: Christian Leadership
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 76/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Theology, Religious education, Sociolinguistics
Keywords: Churches, Cross-cultural discipleship, Language use, Multicultural discipleship
Publication Number: 3687877
ISBN: 978-1-321-65836-1
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