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Intimate Revelation

Intercultural Bible Reading with Adolescents

Intimate Revelation

Intercultural Bible Reading with Adolescents

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£67.00

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433163272
Number of Pages: 218
Published: 23/12/2019
Width: 15 cm
Height: 22.5 cm
An Intimate Revelation chronicles an unprecedented multi-year research project that investigated what happens when adolescents from around the world read and discuss Jesus' Parable of the Prodigal Son together. The study gathered together adolescent participants, pastoral leaders, and theologians from several countries to read in conversational communities, and these groups then exchanged their interpretations with each other across cultural and religious distinctions. The result is a helpful step forward in understanding how adolescents make meaning when they read the Bible and how the intercultural reading process can spur participants toward spiritual growth. The book begins by presenting thorough explanations of the foundational concepts of the project before then focusing on each of the groups' specific experiences through a close examination of their transcripts and written materials. With that foundation laid, a critical analysis of the material investigates signs of spiritual growth as well as the adolescent participants' ability to function in the process of intercultural communication. The participants' hermeneutical interpretive grids are presented along with evidence of their ability to create theological applications, and finally the process of intercultural Bible reading is itself compared to the characteristics of effective youth ministry as a hopeful ally in the development of the next generation's spirituality. As a report on the only study of its kind to empirically observe adolescent Bible readers participating in an intercultural reading process, these pages offer insight and motivation to pastoral leaders, theologians, and anyone else questioning how to connect this globally aware generation to a vibrant faith.

Taggert Wolverton

Taggert E. Wolverton is an ordained minister who also currently teaches courses in religion and Christianity at the University of South Carolina, Aiken and the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He received his MTh and PhD from Vrije Universiteit (VU University), Amsterdam.

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