Bible 322 Return to Syllabus

Introduction to Missions
Guidelines for World Evangelism
Chapter 3: Culture and Communication

  1. From what are cultural traits formed?


  2. What short definition of culture does Gurganus give?


  3. What are five characteristics of culture that Gurganus lists?


  4. What are three levels in which culture expresses itself?


  5. What are three possible views of reality that a culture (or individual, against his culture) might hold?


  6. What are seven non-behavioral differences between a Christian in the U.S. and a Hindu in India?


  7. Why would Hindus from India have trouble perceiving missionaries as holy men?


  8. Is the world view of the secular American more like that of a Christian in the U.S. or a Hindu in India?


  9. What are four possible adjustments to culture shock?

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