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dc.contributor.advisorDe Gruchy, Steve M.
dc.creatorWilson, Jason Mark.
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-16T09:04:40Z
dc.date.available2010-11-16T09:04:40Z
dc.date.created2005
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/1748
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Th.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2005.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the following three concepts: development, shalom and sport. It is the findings of this paper that a holistic understanding of the Biblical concept of shalom, provides an appropriate, Christian premise for examining existing development initiatives and for informing intended development praxis. Furthermore the paper argues that sport is a morally neutral activity, which can have positive influences for society, and is a very effective tool that can be used to pursue a shalom-informed form of development. This is true, regardless of the fact that sport can often be corrupted with negative results. Finally, sport can aid the church in many ways. In particular, sport is a constructive tool for the church to use with regard to friendship-building, cross-cultural relations and church unity. Furthermore, since the church is a major player in the field of development, when the church uses sport to accomplish the above, development is enhanced. Also, the church can help be a moral voice to the areas of sport that are corrupt and it can support initiatives that provide preventative incentives to negative elements within society.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectChurch and social problems.en_US
dc.subjectSocial justice.en_US
dc.subjectPeace--Religious aspects--Christianity.en_US
dc.subjectSport--Religious aspects--Christianity.en_US
dc.subjectSport--Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectCommunity development--Religious aspects--Christianity.en_US
dc.subjectTheses--Theology.en_US
dc.subjectExercise--Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.titleDevelopment, shalom, and sport : a biblical perspective.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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