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Title:Towards a model for contextualising Christianity in the Nchumuru culture in Ghana: the impact of mother tonque Scriptures from 1989-2011
Abstract:This thesis...is a study on the impact of mother tongue Scriptures on culture and also the engagement of the Gospel with the culture of the Nchumuru people of Northern and Volta Regions of Ghana. It examines the coming of Christianity to the people and the patterns of evangelisation among the Nchumuru with special reference to the medium used in the proclamation of the Gospel. It also addresses the issue of the birth of a Bible Translation ministry among the people and the subsequent birth of the Bible into that culture and how the Nchumuru have responded to the proclamation of the Gospel as well as the impact it has had on the lives of the Nchumuru. The writer contends that despite the challenges, indigenous Nchumuru Christianity is possible through the recognition of traditional or cultural categories as significant preparation for the reception of the Gospel. In this way the Christian faith can be articulated in the Nchumuru cultural context with the use of its thought forms and patterns in a relevant worship of God. The major finding of the research is that the proclamation of the Gospel in the mother tongue of the people has made significant strides in the growth of Christianity among the Nchumuru people. However the Gospel proclamation among the Nchumuru often produces different responses ranging from full embrace to partial embrace as well as conflictual or negative embrace depending on how the Gospel is proclaimed and how the people understand it. There is the need for the people to perceive and respond to the Gospel in ways that are meaningful to their own understanding and experience. The significance of the impact of the mother tongue Scriptures in contextualising Christianity in the Nchumuru culture and its contribution in the evangelistic task of the church is therefore very crucial.
Contributor (author):Asewie, Bernard Amadu
Date (W3CDTF):2013
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/54097
Extent:x, 126, A-W pages (160 total)
Language:English
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):GH
Subject:Chumburung language
Subject (ISO639):ncu
Type (DCMI):Text

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DateStamp:  2013-04-27
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Citation: Asewie, Bernard Amadu. 2013. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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Country: Ghana
Area: Africa


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