Religion and poverty : Pan-African perspectives / Peter J. Paris, ed. ; foreword by Jacob Olupona.

Contributor(s): Paris, Peter J, 1933-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, c2009Description: xxiii, 359 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780822343561 (cloth : alk. paper); 0822343568 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780822343783 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0822343789 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Christianity -- Africa | Church and social problems -- Africa | Religion and civil society -- Africa | Poverty -- AfricaLOC classification: BR1360 | .R45 2009
Contents:
An ethical mapping of the transatlantic slave trade / Katie G. Cannon, United States -- Feminization of poverty across Pan-African societies : The Church's response; alleviative or emancipatory? / Barbara Bailey, Jamaica -- The informal economy and the religion of global capital / Takatso A. Mofokeng, South Africa -- A theological perspective on the effects of globalization on poverty in Pan-African -- Contexts / Lewin L. Williams, Jamaica -- African traditional religion and the concept of poverty / Elizabeth Amoah, Ghana -- Religion and poverty : ritual and empowerment in Africa and the African diaspora / Linda E. Thomas and Dwight N. Hopkins, United States -- The Bible and poverty in African Pentecostal Christianity : The Bosadi (Womanhood) approach / Madipoane Masenya, South Africa -- The struggle for full humanity in poverty-stricken Kenya / Nyambura J. Njoroge, Kenya and Geneva -- Poverty among African people and the ambiguous role of Christian thought / Kossi A. Ayedze, Togo -- Religion and materiality : the case of poverty alleviation / Esther M. Mombo, Kenya -- Warm bodies, cold currency : a study of religion's response to poverty / Anthony B. Pinn, United States -- Nyerere on Ujamaa and Christianity as transforming forces in society / Laurenti Magesa, Tanzania -- Caribbean issues : the Caribbean and African American Churches' response / Noel Leo Erskine, Jamaica and United States -- Africa's poverty, human rights, and a just society / Simeon O. Ilesanmi, Nigeria and United States -- Self-initiation : a necessary principle in the African struggle to abolish poverty / Peter J. Paris, Canada and United States.
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An ethical mapping of the transatlantic slave trade / Katie G. Cannon, United States -- Feminization of poverty across Pan-African societies : The Church's response; alleviative or emancipatory? / Barbara Bailey, Jamaica -- The informal economy and the religion of global capital / Takatso A. Mofokeng, South Africa -- A theological perspective on the effects of globalization on poverty in Pan-African -- Contexts / Lewin L. Williams, Jamaica -- African traditional religion and the concept of poverty / Elizabeth Amoah, Ghana -- Religion and poverty : ritual and empowerment in Africa and the African diaspora / Linda E. Thomas and Dwight N. Hopkins, United States -- The Bible and poverty in African Pentecostal Christianity : The Bosadi (Womanhood) approach / Madipoane Masenya, South Africa -- The struggle for full humanity in poverty-stricken Kenya / Nyambura J. Njoroge, Kenya and Geneva -- Poverty among African people and the ambiguous role of Christian thought / Kossi A. Ayedze, Togo -- Religion and materiality : the case of poverty alleviation / Esther M. Mombo, Kenya -- Warm bodies, cold currency : a study of religion's response to poverty / Anthony B. Pinn, United States -- Nyerere on Ujamaa and Christianity as transforming forces in society / Laurenti Magesa, Tanzania -- Caribbean issues : the Caribbean and African American Churches' response / Noel Leo Erskine, Jamaica and United States -- Africa's poverty, human rights, and a just society / Simeon O. Ilesanmi, Nigeria and United States -- Self-initiation : a necessary principle in the African struggle to abolish poverty / Peter J. Paris, Canada and United States.

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