Basic culture scales through the lens of honor and shame: a directory

I have completed a series of posts about seeing the five basic culture scales through the lens of honor & shame—illustrated with Scripture passages. With each post I suggested ways that westerners can better understand and serve their cross-cultural partners. Below is a simple directory of the posts I wrote.

Concerning the five culture scales through the lens of honor and shame / related key Scripture

  1. Equality/Hierarchy / 1 Samuel 24
  2. Direct/Indirect: Part 1 / Part 2 / Matthew 12:8–15, 23
  3. Individual/Group / Deuteronomy 3:23–29
  4. Task/Relationship / Luke 10:38–42
  5. Risk/Caution / Genesis 12:1–3

A related post is entitled: Ascribed honor versus achieved honor: what does it mean for cross-cultural partnerships?

I want to credit two authors for their significant influence:

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