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Learning from the Stranger : Christian Faith and Cultural Diversity



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Eerdmans Pub Co

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This is the edition with a publication date of 6/9/2009.
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Cultural differences increasingly impact our everyday lives. Virtually none of us today interact exclusively with people who look, talk, and behave like we do. David Smith here offers an excellent guide to living and learning in our culturally interconnected world.

Author Biography

David I. Smith is director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, Calvin College, and associate professor of German at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prologue: Relinquishing the Centerp. 1
How Not to Bless the Nationsp. 11
Culture and Bad Breathp. 23
Cage, Carnival, or Calling?p. 39
On Loving Foreignersp. 59
Plausible Ways of Falling Shortp. 77
Learning from the Strangerp. 105
Of Babblers and Barbariansp. 127
Epilogue: Choosing the Journeyp. 149
Endnotesp. 153
Bibliographyp. 176
Indexp. 185
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