Book Review: Attacking Poverty In The Developing World

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Attacking Poverty In The Developing World:  Christian Practitioners And Academics In Collaboration, edited by Judith M. Dean, Julie Schaffner, and Stephen L.S. Smith

It is unclear exactly to which audience this book is aimed.  In reading this book I found it rather bereft of biblical language, and instead very full of the wonky language that is used to discuss issues of policy, or the technical language of seeking statistical verification of the efficacy of various methods of providing aid to the developing world.  I found the book intriguing and certainly worthwhile, but part of that is because I’m a fairly wonkish and technical person myself and part of that is because I have been a Christian practitioner involved in providing education to people in the developing world [1].  Not everyone has that sort of background and therefore I hesitate to recommend this book unless one has a high degree of…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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