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Translating the Message

Translating the Message

The Missionary Impact on Culture

  • Author: Lamin Sanneh
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608331482
  • Category: Religion
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Liberating the Gospel

Liberating the Gospel

Translating the Message of Jesus Christ in a Globalised World

  • Author: David Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780232532333
  • Category: Evangelistic work
  • Page: 240
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Liberating the Gospel is prefaced by Tom Wright's claim that Christians have for too long 'read scripture with nineteenth-century eyes and sixteenth century questions', and that it is urgently necessary they learn to read 'with first century eyes and twenty first century questions'. The central section of the book concentrates on reading the narratives of the Galilean ministry of Jesus within their first century context, then exploring Paul's mission in the setting of the urban and imperial world of Rome, before offering reflection on the Apocalypse in the changed world following the destruction of Jerusalem. Smith then concludes his treatise facing the 'twenty first century questions', seeking to build a hermeneutical bridge to our globalised world. As a whole this major new book on Christian mission aims to contribute toward an understanding of how the dynamic message of Christ might be liberated to be heard as genuinely good news today, in the process potentially transforming Christianity, provided there is willingness to face opposition from a world resistant to the exposure of its injustices.

Strange Names of God

Strange Names of God

The Missionary Translation of the Divine Name and the Chinese Responses to Matteo Ricci's "Shangti" in Late Ming China, 1583-1644

  • Author: Sangkeun Kim
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820471303
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 322
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One of the most precarious and daunting tasks for sixteenth-century European missionaries in the cross-cultural mission frontiers was translating the name of -God- (Deus) into the local language. When the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) introduced the Chinese term "Shangti" as the semantic equivalent of Deus, he made one of the most innovative cross-cultural missionary translations. Ricci's employment of "Shangti" was neither a simple rewording of a Chinese term nor the use of a loan-word, but was indeed a risk-taking -identification- of the Christian God with the Confucian Most-High, "Shangti. Strange Names of God" investigates the historical progress of the semantic configuration of Shangti as the divine name of the Christian God in China by focusing on Chinese intellectuals' reaction to the strangely translated Chinese name of God."

The Decline of Christendom in Western Europe, 1750–2000

The Decline of Christendom in Western Europe, 1750–2000

  • Author: Hugh McLeod,Werner Ustorf
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139438155
  • Category: History
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Christendom lasted for over a thousand years in Western Europe, and we are still living in its shadow. For over two centuries this social and religious order has been in decline. Enforced religious unity has given way to increasing pluralism, and since 1960 this process has spectacularly accelerated. In this 2003 book, historians, sociologists and theologians from six countries answer two central questions: what is the religious condition of Western Europe at the start of the twenty-first century, and how and why did Christendom decline? Beginning by overviewing the more recent situation, the authors then go back into the past, tracing the course of events in England, Ireland, France, Germany and the Netherlands, and showing how the fate of Christendom is reflected in changing attitudes to death and to technology, and in the evolution of religious language. They reveal a pattern more complex and ambiguous than many of the conventional narratives will admit.

Translating the Bible

Translating the Bible

  • Author: Stanley E. Porter,Richard Hess
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0567042901
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 338
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This topics covered in this volume, embracing both Old and New Testaments, range from detailed studies, such as how a particular biblical verse might be rendered from Hebrew or Greek to larger philosophical and hermeneutical issues-the importance of tradition; how translations come to be canonized; and how a modern translation can and should be evaluated. The value of this topical and highly informative volume lies not only in its insights into particular translational cruxes but in the questions raised and answers suggested regarding translation theory and practice in a range of scriptural texts.

Translating Religion

Translating Religion

  • Author: Mary Doak,Anita Houck
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608332829
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 228
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A peer-reviewed original collection of essays on how faith and religious traditions have been and are being translated, whether by language, culture, context, migration, or many other factors.

Translating the Elusive

Translating the Elusive

Marked word order and subjectivity in English-German translation

  • Author: Monika S. Schmid
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027283990
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 174
  • View: 640
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This work presents an in-depth analysis of text- and speaker-based meaning of non-canonical word order in English and ways to preserve this in English-German translation. Among the sentence structures under discussion are subject-verb inversion, Left Dislocation, Topicalization as well as wh-cleft and it -cleft sentences. Various approaches to the description and analysis of the meaning potential of these structures are presented and discussed, among them theories of grammaticalization, subjectivity, empathy and information structure. English as a rigid word order language has quite different means of creating meaning by syntactic variation than a free word order language like German. Contrastive analyses of English and German have emphasized structural differences due to the fact that English uses word order to encode the assignment of grammatical roles, while in German this is achieved mainly by morphological means. For most ‘marked’ constructions in English a corresponding, structure-preserving translation does not lead to an ungrammatical or unacceptable German sentence. The temptation for the translator to preserve these structures is therefore great. A case study discusses more than 200 example sentences drawn from recent works of US-American fiction and offers possible strategies for their translation.

Organizational Behavior: Tools for Success

Organizational Behavior: Tools for Success

  • Author: Jean M. Phillips,Stanley M. Gully
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285632842
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 608
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Introduce the tools to achieve personal and managerial success with Phillips/Gully's ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: TOOLS FOR SUCCESS. Written by award-winning instructors, this book uses meaningful, relevant examples within each chapter to help translate today's most recent OB research and significant theory into applicable skills. ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR is ideal for launching or advancing any business career as focused self-assessments, an emphasis on using technology to increase productivity, and innovative decision-making videos clearly demonstrate the immediate value of what you're learning. Discover the impact of OB today on both your personal and professional experiences and career success. This unique book highlights the importance of technology resources and their impact on productivity. Innovative decision-making videos enliven learning with a focus on understanding the role of OB in your personal success. Count on ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR to help you master the most important aspects of successful leadership and career success. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Processing Public Speaking

Processing Public Speaking

Perspectives in Information Production and Consumption.

  • Author: A. Kanu, D.A.; S. Durham, M.A.
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1493175394
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 366
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Processing Public Speaking covers all the traditional topics and offers much more, including chapters on public speaking traditions, public speaking as communication process, processing the introductory speech, processing technology in public speaking, processing listening, oral interpretation, analyzing audiences, organizing and outlining speeches, persuasive speaking, and debating, processing verbal communication, processing nonverbal communication, and delivery, impromptu speaking and ethics. As an invaluable resource Processing Public Speaking allows readers to access practical information that describes the production and consumption of presentations in technical, humanities, and social science, business, and education courses. The approaches in this text include tailoring public messages by identifying what the audience wants and needs with adaptation to cultural differences with focus on the public speaking heritage of rhetorical discourse.

Successfully Managing Change in Organizations

Successfully Managing Change in Organizations

A User's Guide

  • Author: Stephen J. Thomas
  • Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780831131494
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 246
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This book was written for all managers who have been given the difficult task of bringing change to their organizations. It addresses organizational change at the working level. It is a “user's guide” in change management, written by a user, for users. This is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to know, step by step, how to implement change successfully.

An Unpredictable Gospel

An Unpredictable Gospel

American Evangelicals and World Christianity, 1812-1920

  • Author: Jay Riley Case
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199912750
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 328
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The astonishing growth of Christianity in the global South over the course of the twentieth century has sparked an equally rapid growth in studies of ''World Christianity,'' which have dismantled the notion that Christianity is a Western religion. What, then, are we to make of the waves of Western missionaries who have, for centuries, been evangelizing in the global South? Were they merely, as many have argued, agents of imperialism out to impose Western values? In An Unpredictable Gospel, Jay Case examines the efforts of American evangelical missionaries in light of this new scholarship. He argues that if they were agents of imperialism, they were poor ones. Western missionaries had a dismal record of converting non-Westerners to Christianity. The ministries that were most successful were those that empowered the local population and adapted to local cultures. In fact, influence often flowed the other way, with missionaries serving as conduits for ideas that shaped American evangelicalism. Case traces these currents and sheds new light on the relationship between Western and non-Western Christianities.

Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, the Message from WSSD, Translating Resolve Into Action for a Sustainable Future

Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, the Message from WSSD, Translating Resolve Into Action for a Sustainable Future

Proceedings of the Conference Held from 6 to 9 February 2003 in New Delhi, India

  • Author: R. K. Pachauri
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9788179930182
  • Category: Sustainable development
  • Page: 318
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With reference to India; papers presented at the conference.

By the Rivers of Water

By the Rivers of Water

A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey

  • Author: Erskine Clarke
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465037690
  • Category: History
  • Page: 488
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In late 1832, a young missionary couple sailed from the Chesapeake Bay, headed for western Africa. John Leighton Wilson and his wife, Jane, were traveling to the colony of Liberia, where they—and their fellow passengers, mostly liberated slaves and freeborn African Americans—hoped to find an alternative to the inequality of the American South. Soon after their arrival, though, conflict erupted between the settlers and their Grebo and Mpongwe neighbors, shattering the Wilsons' utopian dreams. The true nightmare, however, came when they returned to the United States. Confronting an onrushing war, the Wilsons were forced to make a terrible choice, revealing with tragic finality where—and with whom—they felt they truly belonged. A sweeping transatlantic story of good intentions and cruel consequences, By the Rivers of Water offers a humane portrait of two very different worlds, both riven by war and racial hatred and sustained by deep—and, occasionally, shared—faiths.

Vengeance

Vengeance

  • Author: Dafydd ab Hugh
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743420535
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Rumors of a secret alliance between the Dominion and the Klingon Empire lure Captain Sisko and the crew of the Defiant on a desperate mission into the Gamma Quadrant, leaving Deep Space None vulnerable to a surprise sneak attack! Now an elite Klingon task force has seized control of the station, and only Chief O'Brient, Dr. Bashir, and Worf are left to defend Deep Space Nine. But Worf's loyalties are tested when he discovers that the invaders include his oldest friend -- and his own brother!

Essentials of Business Communication

Essentials of Business Communication

  • Author: Mary Ellen Guffey,Dana Loewy
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1133710905
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 592
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ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, 9TH EDITION presents a streamlined approach to business communication that includes unparalleled resources and author support for instructors and students. ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION provides a four-in-one learning package: authoritative text, practical workbook, self-teaching grammar/mechanics handbook, and premium Web site. Especially effective for students with outdated or inadequate language skills, the Ninth Edition offers extraordinary print and digital exercises to help students build confidence as they review grammar, punctuation, and writing guidelines. Textbook chapters teach basic writing skills and then apply these skills to a variety of e-mails, memos, letters, reports, and resumes. Realistic model documents and structured writing assignments help students build lasting workplace skills. The Ninth Edition of this award-winning text features increased coverage of electronic messages and digital media, redesigned and updated model documents to introduce students to the latest business communication practices, and extensively updated exercises and activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Decision at Sea

Decision at Sea

Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History

  • Author: Craig L. Symonds
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199754885
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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From thunderous broadsides traded between wooden sailing ships on Lake Erie, to the carrier battles of World War II, to the devastating high-tech action in the Persian Gulf, here is a gripping history of five key battles that defined the evolution of naval warfare--and the course of the American nation. Acclaimed military historian Craig Symonds offers spellbinding narratives of crucial engagements, showing how each battle reveals the transformation of technology and weaponry from one war to the next; how these in turn transformed naval combat; and how each event marked a milestone in American history. - Oliver Hazard Perry's heroic victory at Lake Erie, one of the last great battles of the Age of Sail, which secured the Northwestern frontier for the United States - The brutal Civil War duel between the ironclads Monitor and Virginia, which sounded the death knell for wooden-hulled warships and doomed the Confederacy's hope of besting the Union navy - Commodore Dewey's stunning triumph at Manila Bay in 1898, where the U.S. displayed its "new navy" of steel-hulled ships firing explosive shells and wrested an empire from a fading European power - The hairsbreadth American victory at Midway, where aircraft carriers launched planes against enemies 200 miles away--and where the tide of World War II turned in the space of a few furious minutes - Operation Praying Mantis in the Persian Gulf, where computers, ship-fired missiles, and "smart bombs" not only changed the nature of warfare at sea, but also marked a new era, and a new responsibility, for the United States. Symonds records these encounters in detail so vivid that readers can hear the wind in the rigging and feel the pounding of the guns. Yet he places every battle in a wide perspective, revealing their significance to America's development as it grew from a new Republic on the edge of a threatening frontier to a global superpower. Decision at Sea is a powerful and illuminating look at pivotal moments in the history of the Navy and of the United States. It is also a compelling study of the unchanging demands of leadership at sea, where commanders must make rapid decisions in the heat of battle with lives--and the fate of nations--hanging in the balance.

Mother Tongue Theologies

Mother Tongue Theologies

Poets, Novelists, Non-Western Christianity

  • Author: Darren J. N. Middleton
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1556359659
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 252
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Recognizing that one-third of the world's Christians practice their faith outside Europe and North America, the fourteen essays in Mother Tongue Theologies explore how international fiction depicts Christianity's dramatic movement South and East of Jerusalem as well as North and West. Structured by geographical region, this collection captures the many ways in which people around the globe receive Christianity. It also celebrates postcolonial literature's diversity. And it highlights non-Western authors' biblical literacy, addressing how and why locally rooted Christians invoke Scripture in their pursuit of personal as well as social transformation. Featured authors include Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constantine Cavafy, Scott Cairns, Chinua Achebe, Madam Afua Kuma, Earl Lovelace, V. S. Reid, Ernesto Cardenal, Helena Parente Cunha, Arundhati Roy, Mary Martha Sherwood, Marguerite Butler, R. M. Ballantyne, Rudyard Kipling, Nora Okja Keller, Amy Tan, Albert Wendt, and Louise Erdrich. Individual essayists rightly come to different conclusions about Christianity's global character. Some connect missionary work with colonialism as well as cultural imperialism, for example, and yet others accentuate how indigenous cultures amalgamate with Christianity's foreignness to produce mesmerizing, multiple identities. Differences notwithstanding, Mother Tongue Theologies delves into the moral and spiritual issues that arise out of the cut and thrust of native responses to Western Christian presence and pressure. Ultimately, this anthology suggests the reward of listening for and to such responses, particularly in literary art, will be a wider and deeper discernment of the merits and demerits of post-Western Christianity, especially for Christians living in the so-called post-Christian West. List of Contributors: Isabel Asensio-Sierra Di Gan Blackburn Mini Chandran Evgenia V. Cherkasova John Estes Jack A. Hill J. A. Jackson Ellin Sterne Jimmerson Ymitri Mathison Catherine Winn Merritt Darren J. N. Middleton Mozella G. Mitchell Sinead Moynihan J. Stephen Pearson Eric J. Sterling

The Daily Walk Bible NLT

The Daily Walk Bible NLT

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781414375342
  • Category: Bibles
  • Page: 1536
  • View: 1138
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The Daily Walk Bible guides the reader through Scripture, study, and reflection each day, to read through the Bible in a year and help put its power to work in daily life. It includes overviews, charts, daily devotions, and insights to help the reader fully grasp the day's reading, which makes it unique among both daily reading and devotional Bibles. FEATURES: Easy-to-use format Daily readings Book introductions Charts Overview of each day's reading Section charts summarizing main themes and ideas of each day's reading Your Daily Walk feature Insight notes Inspirational quotes or sayings

Home and Away

Home and Away

Contextual Theology and Local Practice

  • Author: Stephen Burns,Clive Pearson
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1621895580
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 164
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"Home and Away is a cluster of exercises in contextual theology, in different but related modes."--Preface.