Culture and Human Values
Through captivating anecdotes and insightful analysis, the book uncovers the significance of cultural universals in various societies. It highlights the crucial role of values as the hub around which cultures revolve, affecting every aspect of human existence. From the impact of money in missionaries' lives to the centrality of war for ancestral cultures, the Loewen demonstrates how values shape perceptions, actions, and even spirituality.
Moreover, the book underscores the importance of cultural awareness for effective cross-cultural communication, particularly in the context of missionary work. It emphasizes the need for missionaries to comprehend and respect the values of the cultures they encounter, as well as the reciprocal learning that takes place in such interactions.
By exploring these themes, Culture and Human Values offers valuable insights into the complexities of culture and its profound influence on human behavior, providing a compelling perspective on the intersection of culture, values, and communication.
As an anthropologist, Dr. Loewen is particularly sensitive to the human and personal factors in personal and group behavior, and his is especially competent in describing some of the spiritual dimensions in the development of indigenous leadership.Eugene A. NidaExecutive Secretary, American Bible Society, and well-known author
This volume is destined to be fascinating and helpful to generations of cross-cultural messengers of the gospel.Charles R. TaberProfessor of World Mission, Emmanuel School of Religion
Loewen’s articles are always concise, always readable, and always sensitive to cross-cultural differences and feelings.Donald L. LarsonChairman, Department of Language Science, Bethel CollegePrincipal, Toronto Institute of Linguistics
- Pages: 464
- Publisher: William Carey Publishing
- Binding: Paperback
- Publish Year: 1975
- ISBN: 9780878087228
- Vendor: William Carey Library