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The book Bible and Poverty in Kenya: An Empirical Exploration attempts to contribute to the efforts towards poverty alleviation. It takes an interdisciplinary approach thereby incooperating theological, sociological and economic perspective in the study. This introductory chapter elaborates on the research problem of the study. Then, it looks at poverty worldwide, poverty in Kenya and the mission of Christian religion in relation to poverty in Kenya. It concludes with the presentation of the aim of this study. The chapter presents the general question and the specific questions of this study. It elaborates on the direct and indirect effects of biblical conceptions of poverty on poverty alleviation ends and introduces the target population. The chapter presents the research method and elaborates on the process of data collection. It also presents the characteristics of the research population and concludes by presenting the structure of the study.

Keywords:biblical conceptions; Christian religion; Kenya; Poverty

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