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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Oral Bible Storying for the Equipping of Wolof-Speaking Women in Northern Senegal
by Beske, Joanna E., D.Min., Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary, 2020, 165; 27961803
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this doctoral project is to observe the impact of oral Bible storying on equipping the study’s participants for the work of evangelism. The study addresses the problem of limited engagement of functionally illiterate Wolof-speaking Christian women in northern Senegal, in evangelism. The author developed a seven-session training that incorporated numerous oral strategies for learning and discussing Bible stories with the objective of equipping the participants with an understanding of evangelism. Ten participants were recruited. An evangelism assessment tool was created and used, as well as semi-structured interviews and participant observations. The author discovered that the use of orality strategies was effective for equipping both oral preference learners and print learners. Ministry and future research recommendations were offered.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lingenfelter, Judith, Chan, Frank
Commitee: Sanders, Martin, Reitz, Scott
School: Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary
Department: Christiian Leadership
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI 81/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Biblical studies, Religious education, Sub Saharan Africa Studies
Keywords: Bible storying, Evangelism, Orality
Publication Number: 27961803
ISBN: 9798645448431
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