Mission and Development Paperback

God's Work or Good Works?

by Matthew Clarke;

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Mission and Development

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This title offers a constructive appraisal of the relationship between secular development and Christian mission, demonstrating the opportunities and problems associated with the work of faith-based organizations. This book considers the implications, consequences, opportunities and constraints faced when mission and development endeavours coincide. This is explored from various perspectives, including that of history, theology and those involved in mission work and missionary organizations. Despite eighty percent of the world's population professing religious belief, religion has been largely excluded from consideration of those seeking to aid development in poorer countries. Moreover, the work of missionaries has often involved the provision of basic welfare services that in many parts of the world predate the interventions undertaken by 'professional' secular aid workers. Are missionaries doing development work or is development a critical aspect of mission?

Mission and Development by Matthew Clarke was published by Continuum in January 2012. The ISBN for Mission and Development is 9781441108111.

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Details for Mission and Development

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (January 2012)
Number of Pages240
Thickness15 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4029955
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