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Author: Paolo Astorri

, gesund und frisch ); members of this group can work. They need help, but not forever, only until they can walk by themselves and return the sum received. Finally, a third category concerns the people who possess goods. They have enough for their preservation and need in this life. They do not require

In: Lutheran Theology and Contract Law in Early Modern Germany (ca. 1520-1720)
Author: Darren Carlson

just there “to serve.” It wasn’t “their” country that was being flooded with people and it wasn’t “their” problem. What should evangelical Christian hospitality look like when living in a transit area? Edith Schaeffer once captured the tension many felt when she wrote, “Because there are more people

In: Christianity and Conversion among Migrants
Author: Andrew Davies

churches at least, quite probably reflects African musical styles and may sometimes even be sung in her native language). But she is not the only one whose life is positively transformed by engaging with the megachurch. For the elderly widower living a lonely and isolated existence in his sheltered cul

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In: Handbook of Megachurches

century: the city was reputed to have people living there with tails ( Dröge 2017 :11, 311). The few reports about peculiarities in the nature or culture of India were easily filled in by means of well-known European narrative traditions. Was there an animal in India that had a single horn on its head

In: The European Encounter with Hinduism in India

members – virtually all of the material and emotional needs that accompany each stage of life and development are addressed. From early childhood development classes, through youth mission trips, on to marriage counselling, and, at least at one church in our study, a senior living facility on the church

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In: Handbook of Megachurches

communities, however, are to be partly blamed for their plight as well, by being greedy and forgetful of the values of the ancestors, namely, universal and humanistic values. As has been noted, for Sindhunata, hybridity is a fact of life that can be painful. He advocates a spirituality of living in tension

In: International Journal of Asian Christianity
Author: Darren Carlson

attempting to migrate to Europe for thirty years, most in hopes of a better life. In the 1980s people who fled did so fearing politically motivated executions or imprisonment. From 1982–1991 the UNHCR registered 97,537 asylum applications from Ghana. In 2004, the Ghanaian diaspora remitted over one billion

In: Christianity and Conversion among Migrants

accurately and in a richer context, in relation to the living traditions that keep the texts alive and pass them down in commentary, piety, and teachings offered too by contemporary teachers—and thus we can therefore achieve more fully rounded views of some of the best documented teachers of traditions

In: International Journal of Asian Christianity
Author: Asonzeh Ukah

divine approval. Frequently, African Pentecostal leaders and church founders look towards American religious life and culture for examples to emulate in church building, organisation and the modelling of salvation goods. However, while some African megachurches emerged as a direct contact and

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In: Handbook of Megachurches
Author: Glenn Shive

the precarious pathways to a life and identification to the new place and its culture. I draw upon the recent book by Dr Judy Chan, No Strangers Here , for insights about the Christian responses. The scale of the refugee influx during this period also motivated other religious groups and

In: International Journal of Asian Christianity