Mission Theology and History Topic: Mission Theology and History details: CTW104 /224 session: 4a; Communication matters.
Groups. Question : What human factors  limit our ability  to appreciate what  other people  try to communicate to us? . Ab...
Limits to communication : 1. Some things are not revealed . 2. Our ability to understand may be limited. 3. Our sin may in...
Limits to communication : 1. Some things are not revealed . 2. Our ability to understand may be limited. 3. Our sin may in...
Communication, culture and scripture : What cultures are represented in Scripture? Concerns are not always ours:  -discuss...
Communication, culture and scripture : Missing stuff:  What do we tend to miss, culturally, about the story of the woman a...
Communication, culture and scripture : Plain meaning:  “ That fox Herod” says what about Herod? Was Jesus disrespectful to...
Communication, culture and scripture : 'Plain' meaning:  Some Nigerians thought to see Ps 23 for Jesus meant he would be i...
Groups. What misunderstandings have you come across about gospel, church, Christian faith? How far are they about cultural...
Break: 10 minutes.....
Groups. Thinking of Ricci, Nobili etc What were the up~ & downsides of their cultural translations?
Frame of Ref 'A' Frame of ref 'B' ' a talks to b entirely in terms of FoR A b doesn't  understand
Frame of Ref 'A' Frame of ref 'B' ' a talks to b by converting b to FoR A b can  understand but it's hard work
Frame of Ref 'A' Frame of ref 'B' ' a talks to b by finding ways using FoR B b can  understand fairly easily
Frame of Ref 'A' Frame of ref 'B' ' Can you think of examples in history of each of these?
Handout on translations. ' In 3's (or so); look at each variant, what's the issue in each? Why are the translations so var...
' Translation isn't just about language. It's about culture and effective communication. ...
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  1. 1. Mission Theology and History Topic: Mission Theology and History details: CTW104 /224 session: 4a; Communication matters.
  2. 2. Groups. Question : What human factors limit our ability to appreciate what other people try to communicate to us? . About 5 mins to feedback.
  3. 3. Limits to communication : 1. Some things are not revealed . 2. Our ability to understand may be limited. 3. Our sin may interfere (impure motives etc) 4. Cultural conditioning skews or hides ... 5. Personal circumstances or experience.
  4. 4. Limits to communication : 1. Some things are not revealed . 2. Our ability to understand may be limited. 3. Our sin may interfere (impure motives etc) 4. Cultural conditioning skews or hides ... 5. Personal circumstances or experience. These apply to our 'hearing' from God and to communicating the gospel. Any examples?
  5. 5. Communication, culture and scripture : What cultures are represented in Scripture? Concerns are not always ours: -discussion of evangelism & social action? or fair trade? Do different cultural backgrounds cause us difficulties in understanding Scripture? How?
  6. 6. Communication, culture and scripture : Missing stuff: What do we tend to miss, culturally, about the story of the woman at the well? Why do we miss it? How about Biblical images of sheep, sowing, levirate marriage ...
  7. 7. Communication, culture and scripture : Plain meaning: “ That fox Herod” says what about Herod? Was Jesus disrespectful to Mary? (In Temple, and at Cana)
  8. 8. Communication, culture and scripture : 'Plain' meaning: Some Nigerians thought to see Ps 23 for Jesus meant he would be insane; only the mad and young boys tend sheep. The Sawi in PNG: applauded Judas ... Many Chinese see the Dragon in Revelation positively.
  9. 9. Groups. What misunderstandings have you come across about gospel, church, Christian faith? How far are they about cultural assumptions?
  10. 10. Break: 10 minutes.....
  11. 11. Groups. Thinking of Ricci, Nobili etc What were the up~ & downsides of their cultural translations?
  12. 12. Frame of Ref 'A' Frame of ref 'B' ' a talks to b entirely in terms of FoR A b doesn't understand
  13. 13. Frame of Ref 'A' Frame of ref 'B' ' a talks to b by converting b to FoR A b can understand but it's hard work
  14. 14. Frame of Ref 'A' Frame of ref 'B' ' a talks to b by finding ways using FoR B b can understand fairly easily
  15. 15. Frame of Ref 'A' Frame of ref 'B' ' Can you think of examples in history of each of these?
  16. 16. Handout on translations. ' In 3's (or so); look at each variant, what's the issue in each? Why are the translations so varied?
  17. 17. ' Translation isn't just about language. It's about culture and effective communication. ...

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