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Translating the Bible into Action

How the Bible can be Relevant in all Languages and Cultures
Margaret Hill, Harriet Hill (2022)
Second Edition (2022) When Jesus was born to Mary, God “translated” himself into our human world. This act of God’s translation continues today wherever the gospel is expressed, in each language and lived out in each culture that makes up…
Richard
June 18, 2022
God and LanguageLanguage IssuesOrality

God and Language

Exploring the Role of Language in the Mission of God
Michael Greed and Dawn Kruger (editors) (2022)
From the book description: What is language? “Language is more than syntax and morphology; it is the vehicle for assuming the weight of a culture,” writes John Pobee, quoted in Michel Kenmogne’s Foreword to this volume. More than that: language…
Richard
April 21, 2022
Engaging African MultilingualismLanguage Issues

Engaging African Multilingualism with Scripture

John L Ommani (2021)
Multilingualism in Africa is a pervasive phenomenon that requires attention and a missiological response. A modern average Kenyan is fluent in at least two languages. How does this impact our ministry in Bible translation? Many people can speak their heritage…
Richard
June 10, 2021
Language Issues

Language and Identity in a Multilingual, Migrating World

Stephen Quakenbush, Gary Simons (eds.) (2019)
"Bible translation agencies may want to consider their frequent appeal to the special place of the mother tongue as “heart language” in producing greater comprehension and impact. In many areas of the world, bilingualism or multilingualism is the norm. People…
Richard
January 27, 2020
DevelopmentLanguage IssuesStrategic Planning

Sustaining Language Use

Perspectives on Community-Based Language Development
Paul Lewis, Gary Simons (2016)
How does a language community sustain their language in the face of ever-increasing forces of language shift? This volume, both a textbook and a handbook, is the result of ten years of reflection by the authors in light of SIL…
Richard
September 27, 2018
Language IssuesResearch

Promoting the Use of the Scriptures in Nso’

A Strategy for Promoting the Use of the Vernacular Scriptures in the Cameroon Baptist Convention Churches in Nso’ Tribe, Cameroon
Shey Samuel Ngeh (2015)
MTh thesis, South African Theological Seminary. Abstract: This research was prompted by the observation that there is minimal use of Lamnso’ Scriptures in Baptist churches in Nso’, even though the Lamnso’ New Testament has been available since 1990. It was…
Richard
November 16, 2015