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dc.contributor.advisorDe Gruchy, Steve M.
dc.creatorMaduka, Johnson Obiora.
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-16T11:02:55Z
dc.date.available2011-08-16T11:02:55Z
dc.date.created2002
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/3431
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Th.)-University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2002.en
dc.description.abstractThis research project concerns the role that local Anglican Churches can play in alleviating poverty in rural Nigeria. After a brief overview of the political, economic and social background of Nigeria, the first chapter considers the causes and impact of rural poverty in Nigeria. The paper then defends a theological vision for rural development, identifying four key elements, namely stewardship, empowerment, self-reliance and the mobilization of local assets. In the final chapter, the paper argues that a combination of agriculture and micro-enterprise, in the form of small agricultural business, provides the most practical contribution the Church can make. A number of such business opportunities such as garri processing and livestock farming are considered.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectPoverty--Economic aspects--Nigeria.en
dc.subjectPoverty--Religious aspects--Christianity.en
dc.subjectChurch work with the poor--Nigeria.en
dc.subjectAnglican Church of Nigeria.en
dc.subjectTheses--Theology.en
dc.subjectPoverty--Religious aspects--Nigeria.en
dc.titleStrategies for local Anglican churches to alleviate rural poverty in Igboland, Nigeria.en
dc.typeThesisen


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