|A Church Growth Study of the Zuni Indians||Ralph Bruce Terry|
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I. INTRODUCTION 1.1 THE NATURE OF THE TOPIC Purpose of the study Limitations of the study Definitions and assumptions 1.2 OBJECTIVES 1.3 RELATED RESEARCH 1.4 METHODOLOGY Sources of data Procedure II. THE CULTURE OF THE ZUNI INDIANS 2.1 THE CULTURAL SETTING OF ZUNI Geography Language Material Culture Economic Life Education Recreation 2.2 THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF ZUNI Clans Family Values 2.3 OTHER CULTURAL ASPECTS OF ZUNI Government Law Art Science 2.4 THE ZUNI RELIGION Cults and Ceremonies Organizations and nature Ancestor worship The cult of the sun The cult of the "rain-makers" The cult of the kachinas The cult of the kachina priests Shalako The cult of the war gods The cult of the beast gods Beliefs Gods Myths Shrines and sacred places Elements of Zuni religion Personal religion and ethics The soul Death 2.5 CHANGE WITHIN THE ZUNI CULTURE The mechanics of Zuni culture Evidences of cultural change Factors in cultural change III. THE HISTORY OF MISSIONS AMONG THE ZUNIS 3.1 CATHOLIC MISSIONS BEFORE 1870 3.2 CHRISTIAN MISSIONS SINCE 1870 Early Presbyterian efforts Christian Reformed work History Growth Policy Roman Catholic work History and policy Growth Southern Baptist work History and policy Growth Other works The Mormon effort Minor efforts Wycliffe Bible Translator IV. ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF ZUNI CHURCH GROWTH 4.1 AN ANALYSIS OF GROWTH Early Catholic growth General considerations Presbyterian failure Christian Reformed growth Later Catholic growth Baptist growth Mormon growth 4.2 AN EVALUATION OF PRESENT MISSIONARY METHODS V. SUGGESTIONS FOR A MISSION EFFORT IN ZUNI BY THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST 5.1 SUGGESTIONS Training Suggested methods Paul's example Cultural problems Scripture distribution 5.2 FORM OF THE MESSAGE Paul's message The problem 5.3 FORM OF THE CHURCH The problem A Zuni church An indigenous church 5.4 CO-OPERATION 5.5 EXPECTATIONS People movement possibility Conclusions VI. SUMMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY APPENDIXES A. Informants B. Records of the Christian Reformed Home Board of Missions C. Anti-missionary Article ADDENDUM: August 12, 1996 Update
The Faculty of the Graduate School
Abilene Christian College
Master of Arts
Ralph Bruce Terry
MASTER OF ARTS
Fred J. Barton
George P. Gurganus
Thomas H. Olbricht
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