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What is the role of culture in human experience? This introductory cultural anthropology textbook helps readers explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective. The book covers standard cultural anthropology topics with special attention given to issues of concern to Christians, such as cultural relativism, evolution, and missions. This concise yet so What is the role of culture in human experience? This introductory cultural anthropology textbook helps readers explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective. The book covers standard cultural anthropology topics with special attention given to issues of concern to Christians, such as cultural relativism, evolution, and missions. This concise yet solid introduction represents the authors' years of experience in the classroom and offers a fresh, contemporary approach. Each chapter includes objectives, text boxes, terms, and discussion questions. In addition, plentiful maps, photos, and sidebars are sprinkled throughout the text. Resources for professors using this text are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources. These resources include active learning exercises, discussion questions, crossword puzzles, PowerPoint outlines, case study videos, an annotated list of suggested ethnographic films, relevant internet resources, and a test bank.


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What is the role of culture in human experience? This introductory cultural anthropology textbook helps readers explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective. The book covers standard cultural anthropology topics with special attention given to issues of concern to Christians, such as cultural relativism, evolution, and missions. This concise yet so What is the role of culture in human experience? This introductory cultural anthropology textbook helps readers explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective. The book covers standard cultural anthropology topics with special attention given to issues of concern to Christians, such as cultural relativism, evolution, and missions. This concise yet solid introduction represents the authors' years of experience in the classroom and offers a fresh, contemporary approach. Each chapter includes objectives, text boxes, terms, and discussion questions. In addition, plentiful maps, photos, and sidebars are sprinkled throughout the text. Resources for professors using this text are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources. These resources include active learning exercises, discussion questions, crossword puzzles, PowerPoint outlines, case study videos, an annotated list of suggested ethnographic films, relevant internet resources, and a test bank.

30 review for Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Elizabeth

    For teaching cultural anthropology at a Christian university or seminary, this book does a really good job of covering the bases. It surveys different areas of inquiry in cultural anthropology, and it gives students an idea of how cultural anthropology can be useful in various professional fields. It is a survey of the discipline, not a practical guide for application. Though it's not the juiciest morsel of reading you will ever assign, it does set up the basic cultural anthropology framework we For teaching cultural anthropology at a Christian university or seminary, this book does a really good job of covering the bases. It surveys different areas of inquiry in cultural anthropology, and it gives students an idea of how cultural anthropology can be useful in various professional fields. It is a survey of the discipline, not a practical guide for application. Though it's not the juiciest morsel of reading you will ever assign, it does set up the basic cultural anthropology framework well. How will I use this book? I teach people who are seeking to develop intercultural skill for service, ministry, or business. My students are not heading into anthropology as an academic field. The first and last chapters are a bit redundant for them, so I will have my students only skim those. In fact, my students will probably end up skimming 2/5 of the book, which will help them get an idea of the concepts without being bogged down by the details. I will need to come up with ways to apply some of the information and topics to here-and-now peoples and situations. For example, what do the chapters on kinship and economic systems have to do with intercultural ministry here in the US today or business partnerships overseas? The authors do touch on ethnographic research principles, but considering the centrality of ethnography to cultural anthropology, I wish they would have devoted an entire chapter to it. It's a useful intro text that provides a credible survey.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Corey

    Usually, introductory textbooks are Elementary and provide little useful insights. This book does not just state the obvious - but has actual insights that make you want to explore the topics more. Surprisingly, this anthropology book isn't falling into liberalism like many others. I was pleased with this textbook for my seminary courses. Usually, introductory textbooks are Elementary and provide little useful insights. This book does not just state the obvious - but has actual insights that make you want to explore the topics more. Surprisingly, this anthropology book isn't falling into liberalism like many others. I was pleased with this textbook for my seminary courses.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jeanine Martinez

    Excellent introduction to cultural anthropology Excellent guide and introduction of cultural anthropology that also includes the Christian perspectives and application without losing objectivity and professionalism. I am compelled to do further professional studies on the subject after this course!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Grace Lynch

    I really enjoy the topic of this book, and I enjoyed reading about cultural differences! This would be something I will want to read again in the future!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    So glad to find this ideal textbook for my cultural anthropology class. Written with coherent structure and understandable explanations, it provides a comprehensive introduction to the field. Good discussion points throughout and showing clear relevance for missionary and cultural engagement. I will be better able to evaluate after the semester is over, but I'm expecting it to prove to be a key asset to the course. Thank you Brian and Jenell. So glad to find this ideal textbook for my cultural anthropology class. Written with coherent structure and understandable explanations, it provides a comprehensive introduction to the field. Good discussion points throughout and showing clear relevance for missionary and cultural engagement. I will be better able to evaluate after the semester is over, but I'm expecting it to prove to be a key asset to the course. Thank you Brian and Jenell.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emil Bredahl

    A great book that gave me lot's to think about. The textbook introduces this subject of anthropology in an interesting way, and it is a textbook nit written in extremely difficult academic language, very informative and good for students like me who never heard about anthropology and wanted to know more. Top grades to a great book that I highly can recommend, A great book that gave me lot's to think about. The textbook introduces this subject of anthropology in an interesting way, and it is a textbook nit written in extremely difficult academic language, very informative and good for students like me who never heard about anthropology and wanted to know more. Top grades to a great book that I highly can recommend,

  7. 5 out of 5

    Corrie Eavenson

    I really enjoyed learning about anthropology from a Christian perspective. The authors' style of writing and their inclusion of their own experiences in the field kept the book from being boring. I really enjoyed learning about anthropology from a Christian perspective. The authors' style of writing and their inclusion of their own experiences in the field kept the book from being boring.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Bruce Baker

    textbook for class. Good overview.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sara Best

    Great choice for a textbook for Cultural Anthropology. If I teach the course again I will definitely use this book.

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    Megan

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    Julie Estelle

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    Ben Proctor

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