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Agents of Transformation: A Guide for Effective Cross-Cultural Ministry
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Agents of Transformation: A Guide for Effective Cross-Cultural Ministry


Baker 1996

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In Agents of Transformation, anthropologist Sherwood G. Lingenfelter presents expert guidance for those working abroad. He helps both missionaries and church planters become aware of how the Gospel cuts across cultural biases. His wisdom helps cross-cultural ministers understand and transform culture, instead of Westernizing it.

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Key Features

  • Explores how the Gospel cuts across cultural biases
  • Presents expert guidance for those working abroad
  • Offers insight into transforming culture, instead of Westernizing it


  • Market, Government, Mosque, and Church: The Social Contexts of Change
  • The Five Social “Ways of Life”
  • Understanding Social Environment
  • Property Interests and Cultural Bias
  • Labor Interests and Cultural Bias
  • Exchange Interests and Cultural Bias
  • Family Authority and Cultural Bias
  • Community Authority and Cultural Bias
  • Conflict, Political Interests, and Cultural Bias
  • Ritual, Social Interests, and Cultural Bias
  • Cosmology and Cultural Bias
  • Cultural Bias in a Mission Organization
  • Ideas and Interests: The Dynamics of Culture
  • A Pilgrim Lifestyle in Economic Relations
  • A Pilgrim Lifestyle in Family and Community
  • Agents of Transformation

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About Sherwood G. Lingenfelter

Sherwood G. Lingenfelter received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and currently serves as senior professor of anthropology and provost emeritus at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of several works on ministering cross-culturally as well as several volumes on anthropology.