Resource Corner

Resources for Further Reading on Contextualization

Further Reflections

Contextualization (General)

Contextualization in the New Testament (by Dean Flemming)

Local Theology for the Global Church (edited by Matthew Cook)

Misreading Scriptures with Western Eyes (by Randolph Richards and Brandon O’Brien)

One Gospel for All Nations (by Jackson Wu)

Contextualization (for Chinese Cultures)

Jesus: The Path to Human Flourishing (by I’Ching Thomas)

Saving God’s Face: A Chinese Contextualization of Salvation through Honor and Shame (by Jackson Wu)

Telling the Gospel through Story (by Christine Dillon)

The 3D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Fear, and Shame Cultures (by Jayson Georges)

The Chinese Way—Contextualizing the Gospel for the Chinese (by Hann-Tzuu (Joey) Tann)

Honor-Shame Cultures

Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture (by David deSilva)

Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures (by Jayson Georges and Mark Baker)

The Global Gospel (by Werner Mischke)

Selected Blogs and Articles (available online) (A website that offers practical tools and training for Christians ministering in honor-shame contexts.) (The website of Jackson Wu who teaches theology and missiology in an Asian seminary.)

Rewriting the Gospel for Oral Cultures: Why Honor-Shame are Essential to the Gospel Story,” by Jackson Wu in Beyond Literate Western Contexts: Honor & Shame and the Assessment of Orality Preference, edited by Samuel Chiang and Grant Lovejoy.

Does the ‘Plan of Salvation’ Make Disciples? Why Honor and Shame are Essential for Christian Ministry,” by Jackson Wu in Asian Missions Advance, January 2016.

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