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Looking for research about orality? Need academic sources for that term paper? Want the scholarly opinion? These sources are a doorway into that whole realm of study.

  1. An Orality Strategy: Translating the Bible for Oral Communicators

    An Orality Strategy: Translating the Bible for Oral Communicators

    Robin Green has written a M.A. thesis in applied linguistics titled "An Orality Strategy: Translating the Bible for Oral Communicators." In it Green proposes adjustments to conventional translation approaches. The proposed changes are de ...

  2. Aspects of a Biblical Worldview

    Aspects of a Biblical Worldview

    The following chart, although incomplete, strives to present significant aspects of a Biblical Worldview and compares them with corresponding points of view from worldviews currently held by many Muslims.

  3. Bibliography for People Group Research

    Bibliography for People Group Research

    This document is one of three on our site that suggest ways to find written reports about the various cultural groups of the world.

  4. Communicating Christ among Folk Religionists

    Communicating Christ among Folk Religionists

    Gailyn van Rheenen has placed his textbook, Communicating Christ among Folk Religionists, online. His chapters can be downloaded for convenience in reading and citation. This is an excellent resource for understanding the worldviews of peop ...

  5. Developing a Course for Training Oral Learners in South Asia to use Chronological Bible Storying for Evangelism and Church Planting

    Developing a Course for Training Oral Learners in South Asia to use Ch ...

    "Through the last several decades in Asia, God has blessed a missiological method known as storying. Storying involves telling the stories of the Bible in chronological sequence for the purpose of evangelism, church planting, discipleshi ...

  6. General People Group Bibliography

    General People Group Bibliography

    This document, prepared by Jenkins Research Library (IMB) and adapted for World Mission Center Library, is one of three on our site that suggest ways to find written reports about the various cultural groups of the world.

  7. How to Research a People Group

    How to Research a People Group

    This document is intended as a guide to how to get started in people group research. Each person will develop his or her own techniques and skills as the process unfolds...

  8. Orality, Bible Translation, and Scripture Engagement

    Orality, Bible Translation, and Scripture Engagement

    Grant Lovejoy's Beekman Lecture at the Bible Translation 2009 conference reviewed the positive steps that had taken place in the previous decade with respect to understanding orality, providing Bible resources for oral cultures, and improv ...

  9. Roman Catholic Religious Worldview Items

    Roman Catholic Religious Worldview Items

    This document discusses some of the major issues that represent major religious core beliefs of traditional Roman Catholics as surveyed within the Philippine setting...

  10. SEAAdoc

    SEAAdoc

    SEAAdoc is an in-depth collection of materials on Southeast Asians "focusing on post-1975 refugees and immigrants from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam and the communities they have developed" in American. If you go to the web site and select ...

  11. The Immorality of the Promotion of Non-Indigenous Languages in Africa

    The Immorality of the Promotion of Non-Indigenous Languages in Africa

    Jim Harries argues that westerners do more harm than they realize when they continue using western languages in their social interactions, teaching, and training with Sub-Saharan Africans.

  12. The Non-Literate Mind and the Transfer of Knowledge in West Africa

    The Non-Literate Mind and the Transfer of Knowledge in West Africa

    In 1990, after four years of working with nonliterate women and children in Burkina Faso, West Africa, I was introduced to the issue of primary orality and the concept of nonliterate learning styles. Until that time, I had been unaware of m ...

  13. Translating the Bible for Oral Communicators: M. A. Thesis

    Translating the Bible for Oral Communicators: M. A. Thesis

    In her thesis, Translating the Bible for Oral Communicators, Robin Green proposes an oral Bible translation as opposed to "a print translation with accompanying literacy programs and the translation of Bible stories in oral form ...

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    What Is Orality?

    Research in a variety of fields continues to reshape definitions and descriptions of orality. In this paper, James Morgan gives an historical survey of several key developments and indicates the significance of orality for Christian ministr ...