CGCS: Ethnolinguistics and the Great Commission

On Wednesday mornings we highlight the work of Southeastern’s Center for Great Commission Studies. A few weeks ago, Keelan Cook wrote about the importance of ethnolinguistics in the church’s efforts to obey the great commission. He offers a helpful definition we thought our readers ought to see. 

Here’s an excerpt:

Ethnolinguistics deals with both language and culture. . . . 


Understanding the way people groups break down helps us do missions. If we can understand the way that the peoples of the world gather and identify themselves, then we are better at the task of sharing the gospel with them. We can do proclamation in their language and in their cultural way of seeing the world.

Read the full post here.

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