Restoring Dignity in Rural and Urban Madagascar Hardback

On How Religion Creates New Life-Stories

by Marianne Skjortnes;

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Restoring Dignity in Rural and Urban Madagascar

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Christian churches across the world such as the Lutheran church in Madagascar have long been engaged in what we would today term development. The church has been deeply involved in humanitarian assistance and development work, especially in the areas of education and health. Restoring Dignity in Rural and Urban Madagascar analyzes this phenomenon and presents stories of human dignity in the lives of the people in this society, a society that survives in a context of vulnerability, both social and economic. The stories show how everyday life is lived despite unfulfilled needs and when decent living conditions are but a dream. The book is primarily concerned with a commitment to Christianity in a changing society and focuses on church members' experiences of the development work of the Lutheran church in their everyday lives. Christian faith and Christian values such as human dignity, ethics, and belonging represent added values to these people and express value systems that are tied to ethical reflection and moral action. For those who choose to participate in the church's development work and spiritual activity, therefore, new ethical standards and norms are created.
This approach challenges the traditional emphasis on cultural continuity thinking to explain the sudden change in values that people say that they have experienced. The book will be essential assigned reading in university courses in development studies, anthropology, and missiology.

Restoring Dignity in Rural and Urban Madagascar by Marianne Skjortnes was published by Peter Lang Publishing Inc in May 2014. The ISBN for Restoring Dignity in Rural and Urban Madagascar is 9781433124006.

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Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc (May 2014)
Edition1st New edition
Number of Pages183
Height230 mm
Width155 mm
Product Code4296896
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