A Church Growth Study of the Zuni Indians Ralph Bruce Terry
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Abstract
Preface
List of Tables
List of Figures

Chapter
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
      

 

A CHURCH GROWTH STUDY OF THE ZUNI INDIANS OF NEW MEXICO WITH RECOMMENDED PROCEEDURES FOR AN EFFECTIVE EVANGELISTIC EFFORT BY THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST AMONG THESE PEOPLE


A Thesis Presented to
The Faculty of the Graduate School
Abilene Christian College


In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree
Master of Arts


by
Ralph Bruce Terry
August 1971


This thesis, directed and approved by the cadidate's committee, has been accepted by the Graduate Council of Abilene Christian College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of

MASTER OF ARTS

Fred J. Barton
Dean of the Graduate School

7-3-71

 

Thesis Committee

George P. Gurganus
Chairman

Wendell Broom

Thomas H. Olbricht


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