Rethinking Shame and Honour

In many cultures, preserving personal and family honour, and avoiding shame, are key social goals. But how should we receive or give honour when we become new people in Christ? How can we reconcile Kingdom living with these cultural traditions? This challenging study invites us to look afresh at the principles of shame and honour, and their application in our societies, in light of the new life in Christ.

Arley Loewen specializes in Persian-Afghan culture, with an MA in Persian from Pakistan and a PhD from the University of Toronto. He is director of a Christian media and training ministry, and teaches on Muslim-Christian themes in the West. He runs leadership seminars for professionals and students throughout Afghanistan and the surrounding region.