Filbeck has written an interesting and helpful book and, despite the forbidding missiological title, missionary trainees will learn some basic anthropology by reading it.
The book is divided into two parts: Part I discusses the organization of societies (government, economics, education, family, and religion), types of societies (tribal, peasant, and modern), and the processes and agents of socialization, followed by suggestions on how the message must be communicated in another culture.
Part II is an excellent summary of how religion functions in the three types of societies. Each society has the features of “holistic,” “compartmentalized,” and “important” abstracted and then correlated with how best to communicate the gospel in that particular society. (review from LinguaLink Library).