Faith-Based Development: How Christian Organizations Can Make a Difference

Faith-Based Development: How Christian Organizations Can Make a Difference


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ISBN-13: 9781626982147
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 03/16/2017
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Bryant L. Myers ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

List of Key Abbreviations xxv

Part 1 Christian Heart, Secular Profession

Chapter 1 The Secularized Nature of the Development Profession 3

Chapter 2 Some High-Level Theological Motivations for International Development Work 12

Part 2 Christian Motifs and Their Impact on Development Work

Chapter 3 Theological Reflection on Prevalent Theories of Change 25

Chapter 4 The Big Picture Narratives 37

Chapter 5 A Spiritual Worldview-Meeting Communities Where They're At 46

Chapter 6 Living for the Kingdom: The Now! 54

Chapter 7 Work as Ministry 64

Chapter 8 A Devotional, Reflective Culture 73

Chapter 9 Standing against Evil 81

Chapter 10 The Imperative of Inner Transformation 90

Chapter 11 Prayer and Spiritual Disciplines 98

Chapter 12 A Special Relationship with the Church 106

Chapter 13 Implications 119

Part 3 Faith, Development, and Accountability

Chapter 14 Accountability for Faith-Based Development Organizations 135

Chapter 15 Accountability for Crosscutting Themes 144

Chapter 16 Becoming a Faithfully Based Organization 155

Epilogue: Getting to Know Your City 175

Appendix: List of World Vision Evaluation Reports 181

Notes 183

Selected Bibliography 211

Index 223

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