Teaching across Cultures: A Global Christian Perspective edited by Perry Shaw, César Lopes, Joanna Feliciano-Soberano & Bob Heaston
Perry Shaw, César Lopes, Joanna Feliciano-Soberano & Bob Heaston,eds. Teaching across Cultures: A Global Christian Perspective, Langham, 2021.
The growth of the church around the world has led to an increased need for qualified theological educators, both locally and from the global community. Yet teaching cross-culturally is fraught with overlooked challenges, and lack of cultural sensitivity can undermine educators’ credibility, distort their message, and threaten the fruit of their ministry.
Teaching across Cultures is a deeply practical guidebook for teaching theology beyond one’s own cultural context. The first section of the book provides a rich theoretical framework for cross-cultural engagement, exploring the intersections of theology, anthropology, and pedagogy. It is followed by over thirty country-specific reflections as local contributors provide practical guidelines for living, teaching, and ministering within their contexts. The only resource of its kind, this book is straightforward and easy-to-use while providing a powerful reminder that transformative teaching has humility and careful listening at its core. It is a must-read for anyone embarking on the joyful journey of cross-cultural ministry.
About the (ACT) editor: Perry Shaw is Researcher in Residence at Morling College, Sydney.