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This is a course in applied anthropology and cultural dynamics with special attention to how culture change occurs, the dynamics and variables that effect change, and appropriate strategies for the church. The course also deals with contemporary areas of social responsibility for those in mission. In this postmodern, postcolonial age, everyone has a mission. Wherever one positions oneself, one has a perspective and a strategy for change. Anthropologists, missionaries, indigenous church leaders, development agencies, drug dealers: all have spiritual, political and economic interests to pursue. All are different from each other, all act out of a different view of society, and all hope to be able to direct change.
Asbury Theological Seminary
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