FTH4210 Biblical Storytelling in Oral Cultures
Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Julisa Rowe
This course will be especially helpful for those who want to learn how to use biblical storytelling in cross-cultural contexts, and who wish to train others as storytellers. The student will become familiar with the biblical, historical, pedagogical and cultural perspectives of storytelling as well as its practical application in evangelism, discipling and church-planting.
How This Course Benefits Students:
Most Christian workers still use literate methods even though these often prove inadequate for reaching oral learners. Among the more serious drawbacks are incongruence with local learning styles, lack of reproducibility and the fact that such methods may engender resistance because of their foreignness. Whether we consider the large number of nonliterate people groups or the postmodern generation that is often postliterate as well, biblical storytelling can have an important part to play in the mix of strategies for reaching people today.