Häftad bok W. Carey Library Publishers.
Nyskick.  xxiv, 256 s. Illustr. I svartvitt. Innehåll: Part I: Contemporary west African society and the communication of the gospel. -- Social complexity -- Communicational complexity -- Special difficulties in reading tone languages -- The place of literacy in missionary strategy -- Consequences of missionary dependence on literacy -- Part II: First century Palestinian society: a parallel situation. -- Social complexity in first century Palestine ---Communicational complexity in first century Palestine -- Aspects of the communicational strategy of Jesus Christ's identity as a teacher -- Part III: Indigenous African communication. -- The vitality of th oral system -- Characteristics of oral communication -- Varieties of oral art -- The performer's resources -- Audience participation -- Part IV: Toward more effect communication of the gospel in Africa. -- The future of oral literature in Africa -- An experiment in oral communication -- Conclusion and recommendations