Biblical Shalom for Sustainable Holistic Transformational Development in Nigeria: A Study of Two Rural Communities in North Central Nigeria

Biblical Shalom for Sustainable Holistic Transformational Development in Nigeria: A Study of Two Rural Communities in North Central Nigeria

by Stephen Z. Yashim

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How do Christian organizations, engaged in development work, effectively facilitate the holistic transformation of communities? In this important contribution to the field, Dr. Stephen Yashim reviews the participatory, problem-solving approaches commonly utilized by Christian relief and development organizations in Nigeria. Dr. Yashim highlights the failure of current methods to facilitate dialogue between the biblical worldview with its divine, transformative potential, and the worldview of local rural communities. In order for rural communities to progressively experience biblical shalom – the total well-being of the whole and its members – they must be equipped to examine and articulate their own perspective on development while also engaging with biblical perspectives. Dr. Yashim proposes an alternative approach of “participatory appreciative dialogue” to be used alongside more traditional methods in pursuit of community transformation. This is an excellent resource for anyone engaged in community development and transformation, and who longs to experience biblical shalom poured out among individuals and communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781839732034
Publisher: Langham Creative Projects
Publication date: 01/04/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

STEPHEN Z. YASHIM has a PhD from ECWA Theological Seminary, Jos, Nigeria. He has served as a minister of the gospel for over twenty years and is currently a pastor with the Nigerian Baptist Convention. He has taught at various theological institutions in Kaduna and Abuja in Nigeria and was a dental therapist with the Kaduna State Government of Nigeria for thirteen years prior to engaging in full time ministry.

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Abstract
  4. Abbreviations
  5. Chapter 1 Introduction
  6. Definition of Key Terms
  7. Research Problem
  8. Research Question
  9. Background of the Study
  10. Purpose and Objectives of the Study
  11. Importance of the Study
  12. Limitations and Delimitations
  13. Conclusion
  14. Chapter 2 Literature Review
  15. Introduction
  16. Emergence of Global Development Theories
  17. Community Development
  18. Theology of Development
  19. Biblical Metanarrative
  20. Missio Dei
  21. Biblical Shalom
  22. The Practice of Holistic Development by Three Selected Christian Relief and Development Organizations in Nigeria
  23. Homogeneous Rural Communities
  24. Analyzing a Worldview
  25. Appreciative Dialogue
  26. Summary
  27. Chapter 3 Methodology
  28. Introduction
  29. Theological Framework
  30. Research Design
  31. Research Methodology
  32. Study Area
  33. Research Population
  34. Data Collection Technique and Procedure
  35. Research Tool
  36. Conceptual Framework for Data Analysis
  37. Biblical Metanarrative as Normative Framework of Evaluation
  38. Chapter 4 Data Presentation
  39. Introduction
  40. Communities' Self-Identity
  41. Communities' Goals and Aspirations
  42. Communities' Decisions
  43. Communities' Actions and Outcomes
  44. Communities' Feedback
  45. Summary
  46. Chapter 5 Data Analysis
  47. Introduction
  48. Biblical Worldview on Transformational Development
  49. Communities' Worldview on Development
  50. Biblical Transformation of Kurmin Gwaza and Kurmin Jatau Communities' Worldview on Development
  51. Application of Biblical Shalom through the Participatory Appreciative Dialogue in Rural Communities
  52. Summary
  53. Contribution of This Study
  54. Chapter 6 Summary, Conclusion, Implications, and Recommendations of the Study
  55. Introduction
  56. Summary of the Study
  57. Conclusion of the Study
  58. Implications of the Study
  59. Recommendations for Further Study
  60. Bibliography

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