Dissertation-Why So Few AfAm Missionaries?

 

This is the full-text version of the 330 page Ph.D. dissertation entitled:

"AFRICAN AMERICAN UNDERREPRESENTATION IN INTERCULTURAL MISSIONS: PERCEPTIONS OF BLACK MISSIONARIES AND THE THEORY OF SURVIVAL / SECURITY"

©1998-2000 by James W. Sutherland

African American mission executives helped to refine a survey that was sent to African American cross-cultural missionaries to determine reasons for the under representation of Blacks (African Americans) in intercultural missions. One hundred and two surveys were returned.

A theory is proposed and supported from findings that the core worldview value of survival / security in current African American culture explains the under-representation.

Implications for recruitment of African American missionaries are given for both Black and White mission recruiters as well as recommendations to the Church to remedy deeper issues of racism.


Front
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Appendix & Ref
Summary

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