Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture. Front Cover. Lamin O. Sanneh. Orbis Books, – Religion – pages. Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and. Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture. Front Cover. Lamin Sanneh. Orbis Books, Feb 25, – Religion – pages.

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American Society of Missiology Book 42 Paperback: Via Media strikes again, this time in the realm of bible translation.

Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture

God, the Psalmist affirms, made nature a spouse for fruit, not a courtesan for diversion. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. My approach to Gospel and world cultures is through what I call “Fulfillment Theology,” which is more involved than translation, but Sanneh lightly touches on some of ,amin deeper issues transslating, too. He discusses the great lengths at which this took place in Africa, though he highlights other contexts as well.

I found this connection intriguing, as both authors are African academics who have contributed an rranslating perspective on the history of missions and contemporary issues in contemporary, messagr field of missions today. Nathan rated it really liked it May 16, Mission will be the crucible in which American Christians will become enmeshed in the world of vernacular self-understanding, with equally inevitable implications for the vernacular itself.

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Whose Religion Is Christianity?: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Fluent in the vernacular, converts viewed Westernization in the church differently. There is a sense in which nature worship devalues nature. Filip De Cavel rated it it was amazing Aug 03, lamkn Not so the gospel which is translated in all the languages available to Christians. The importance of their work lay less in statistical gains than in their brilliant development of the vernacular, and that notwithstanding their selfavowedly evangelical motives.


The main purpose of this book is to show that Christianity is not a surrogate of Western Christianity, neither had it spread because of its European arm; rather it has powerfully advanced because of its inherent nature of translatability.

Translating the Message : The Missionary Impact on Culture

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Excellent example of a crazy idea that can come from taking a piece of scripture in isolation way too seriously:. In vernacular translation and literacy, however, missionary methods were a great deal more effective, however unintended the consequences. Translation achieved cultural naturalization translafing expanded other horizons as well. The theological affirmations which emerge from the translatability of Christianity based on the Scriptures themselves, into other cultural expressions, have implications for the Church, for nations and for people groups.

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As Lxmin contents, an elitist theology is inclined to oppose adaptive response to the message because elites prefer uniform rules to real-life resourcefulness. Translatinh some respects they were, but in translating the scriptures, often creating writing systems in the process, they ultimately ended up empowering the locals against colonization. I’ll eventually post an extended review that I have to do as an assignment for class. Learn more about Amazon Prime. When we look at order in creation and society we are instructed by its power upon the mind and feeling.

This relates to Romans, where Paul asserts that God has not left any people without a glimmering of the truth about God. This is all the more poignant when you know Sanneh’s background, from a Muslim family in the Gambia, becoming attracted to Jesus through his study of the Qua’ran, and the lack of welcome he and his family felt in the hallowed halls of European and American seminaries and churches.


Trivia About Translating the M The clearest connection with Sanneh is that contextualization is most present in the process of translating both the text and meaning of Scripture into new cultural expressions. Translating the Message Lamin Sanneh. For those who are interested in my part of the world, I recommend you look into the lives of these remarkable men. Refresh and try again. They laid the groundwork—for example, by establishing alphabets and developing literacy—for nationalist sentiment and the growth of indigenous Christianity.

Marlene rated it really liked it Jan 27, What we should stress here is that the pressure to articulate Christian insights with reference to the modern secular American environment will escalate for the church if it in turn takes seriously its missionary obligation.

And what helped to overcome denominational resistance also worked to enlarge the scope of mutual understanding in Africa. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This pattern of crossing cultural-linguistic borders not only destigmatized the nessage translated language by appropriating it for sacred use but also relativized the cultural impact reflected messaye the languages of earlier translations of Scripture by assimilating them within an every-broadening understanding of the Christian story.

Naipaul’s books describe how this works in places like Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia. If you wish to reach his heart you will address him in that language.

Please try again later. An Arab, he adopted Ethiopia and its language as his own.