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Missionaries in development

Simonsson, Isak LU (2014) UTVK02 20132
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
The main study of missionaries has commonly been practiced within the field of mission study. The impact of missionaries has however not just been within the field of theology since there is a tradition to be a part of a foreign aid as well. This study will trough a qualitative approach look closer on this, by interviewing missionaries, and by analysing policy’s of the international Christian community. At the theoretical level they form somewhat of a discourse of their own, while in practice the missionaries work side by side with other agents of development. When missionaries no longer are just a theological matter, they also need to be studied from other perspectives. That is the purpose of this essay, to view Swedish missionaries and... (More)
The main study of missionaries has commonly been practiced within the field of mission study. The impact of missionaries has however not just been within the field of theology since there is a tradition to be a part of a foreign aid as well. This study will trough a qualitative approach look closer on this, by interviewing missionaries, and by analysing policy’s of the international Christian community. At the theoretical level they form somewhat of a discourse of their own, while in practice the missionaries work side by side with other agents of development. When missionaries no longer are just a theological matter, they also need to be studied from other perspectives. That is the purpose of this essay, to view Swedish missionaries and Christian foreign aid, from the perspective of development studies. Not to grade the work of Swedish missionaries, but to identify them within the development field, as they are a common agent of development abroad. (Less)
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author
Simonsson, Isak LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A perspective of development on Christian missionaries
course
UTVK02 20132
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Missionaries, Development, Liberation theology, Dependency theory, Capabilities theory
language
English
id
4247452
date added to LUP
2014-01-27 16:13:26
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2014-01-27 16:13:26
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  abstract     = {The main study of missionaries has commonly been practiced within the field of mission study. The impact of missionaries has however not just been within the field of theology since there is a tradition to be a part of a foreign aid as well. This study will trough a qualitative approach look closer on this, by interviewing missionaries, and by analysing policy’s of the international Christian community. At the theoretical level they form somewhat of a discourse of their own, while in practice the missionaries work side by side with other agents of development. When missionaries no longer are just a theological matter, they also need to be studied from other perspectives. That is the purpose of this essay, to view Swedish missionaries and Christian foreign aid, from the perspective of development studies. Not to grade the work of Swedish missionaries, but to identify them within the development field, as they are a common agent of development abroad.},
  author       = {Simonsson, Isak},
  keyword      = {Missionaries,Development,Liberation theology,Dependency theory,Capabilities theory},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Missionaries in development},
  year         = {2014},
}