R. Daniel Shaw


135 N. Oakland, Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182
Phone: (626) 798-6503



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Selected publications

Publications in SIL International Bibliography


1996 From Longhouse to Village: Samo Social Change. Case Studies in Anthropology Series, George & Louise Spindler, (Eds). Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace.

1990 Kandiya: Samo Ceremonialism and Interpersonal Relationships. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

1988 Transculturation: The Cultural Factor in Translation and Other Communication Tasks. Pasadena: William Carey Library. Trans. into French, Abidjan: FATEAC, 1996.

Co-Authored Books

2003 (With Charles E. Van Engen) Communicating God’s Word in a Complex World: God’s Truth or Hocus-Pocus? Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Translated into Korean, Seoul: Christian Literature Crusade, 2007.

1999 1999 (With Paul Hiebert and Tite Tiénou) Understanding Folk Religion: A Christian Response to Religious Belief and Practice. Grand Rapids: Baker. Trans. into Korean, Seoul: Global Mission Fellowship, 2006.

Key Articles

2007 The legacy of Eugene A. Nida: A Contribution to Anthropological Theory and Missionary Practice, Anthropos 102:2007 pp.578-585.

2003 Where Will you Sleep Tonight?”: The Samo Longhouse as a Metaphor of Spatial and Social Structure. Pacific Studies,Vol. 26, pp.79-105.

1990 Culture and Evangelism: A Model for Missiological Missiology 18:291-304.

1987 The Translation Context: Cultural Factors in Translation. Translation Review 23:25-29. Special Theory Issue.

Co-Authored Articles

2000 (With P.G. Hiebert) Responding to Folk Religion and Split-Level Christianity International Journal of Frontier Missions. Vol. 16:4, pp. 173-182.

Key Reviews

2006 Let the Words by Written: The lasting influence of Eugene A. Nida. By Philip C. Stine, Society of Biblical Literature, 2004. xii + 199, paper, in The Bible Translator, vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 100-101.

2004 Pagan Theology: Paganism as a World Religion. By Michael York, New York University Press, 2003. x +239, in Missiology, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 512-513.