| || ||Title: A New Hope for Understanding: Adapting the Buddhist Paradigm of Merit Transference to Explain the Substitutionary Sacrifice of Christ
Author: Dahlfred, Karl
Description: This paper aims to examine the implications, benefits, and challenges of using the Buddhist concept of merit transference to explain the redemptive work of Christ to those with a karmic worldview, with particular attention to the Theravada Buddhist context. The first part of the paper will examine the nature of karma, merit, and merit transference as they exist in the minds of Buddhists, particularly Theravada Buddhists. The second part of the paper will deal with adapting the merit transference paradigm to explain the cross of Christ, followed by an analysis of the potentially positive and negative consequences of presenting the Gospel in this way.
Subject: Contextualization; Evangelism
Year Published: 2003
Pages: 22 Filesize:
| || ||Title: A Study of Christian Mission in Thailand
Author: Chaiwan, Saad
Description: Investigates the trends of theology of mission and their contributions to the church and society. The importance of mission work in the field of education which might have rendered some Christian ideals and values to Thai culture.
Subject: Church History; Evangelism
Year Published: 1984
Pages: 13 Filesize:
| || ||Title: Conversion: Discovering the conversion of Thai Buddhists towards Christianity
Author: De Bruijne, Jurjen
Description: This study is about the religious conversion of Buddhists from Thailand who converted to Christianity in the last eight years (2002-2010)
Year Published: 2010
Pages: 43 Filesize:
| || ||Title: Effective Communication of the Gospel to Thai Buddhists by Understanding Thai Buddhists World View
Author: Kim, Ju Man
Description: An examination of the main points of the Thai Buddhist world view and a proposal for effective gospel communication to Thai Buddhists
Year Published: 1999
Pages: 25 Filesize:
| || ||Title: Protestant Christians in Thailand 2009
Author: Visser, Marten
Description: This booklet gives a overview of the state of the Protestant Church in Thailand in the year 2009. This booklet is based upon research done by Marten Visser's for his Ph.D Thesis "Conversion Growth of Protestant Churches".
Subject: Statistics & Maps; Evangelism
Year Published: 2009
Pages: 14 Filesize:
| || ||Title: Remaking the Sapha: Demographic Change and the Church of Christ in Thailand 1982-2001
Author: Swanson, Herb
Description: Paper about the numercial growth of membership in Christ Church Thailand between 1982 and 2001 and about the denominational shifts within CCT.
Subject: Evangelism; Statistics & Maps
Year Published: 2002
Pages: 6 Filesize:
| || ||Title: The Christus Victor Atonement Motif Applied to Evangelism among Folk Buddhists in Mainland Southeast Asia
Author: Newhouse, Thomas
Description: The thesis of this paper is that the ancient Christus Victor atonement motif is more relevant to the worldview of folk Buddhists in mainland South East Asia than the penal substitution view of the atonement. Many modern evangelistic presentations are based almost entirely on a penal substitution view of the atonement. Often these gospel presentations are also used in a mainland South East Asian folk Buddhist context. Folk Buddhists in mainland South East Asia incorporate many animistic beliefs in their worldview. The Christus Victor atonement motif emphasizes that Christ’s death on the cross and subsequent resurrection resulted in victory over Satan and the demonic powers. Evangelistic presentations which have a more holistic view of the atonement that include the Christus Victor motif would be more relevant to the worldview of folk Buddhist in mainland South East Asia.
Subject: Evangelism; Contextualization
Year Published: 2012
Pages: 33 Filesize: