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The trajectories of culture, Christianity and socio-economic development in Vihiga District, Western Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Susan M. Kilonzo
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-24T12:05:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-24T12:05:57Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-28
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2313
dc.description.abstract Culture is part and parcel of a community’s life irrespective of the repelling forces or demands from other social institutions, including the Church. However, some scholars have argued that the Church is a culture in itself (Clapp, 1996: 84). Subsequently, it should be considerate of other cultures around it. If the diverse cultures conflict due to the differing cultural views from the different groups, then ‘cultural wars’ are bound to emerge. The paper elaborates on the effects of harmonious existence of diverse culture to development as compared to the effects of conflicting cultures. The study was situated in Vihiga district of Western Kenya; a district with over 50 Christian denominations, besides other religious faiths. Only seven churches identified through purposive sampling formed the study group. One of the findings of the study was that, the consequences of defying churches’ cultures are manifested in the form of … en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.subject Culture, Christianity, socio-economic, development. en_US
dc.title The trajectories of culture, Christianity and socio-economic development in Vihiga District, Western Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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