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dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licenseen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTam, Francis (Advisor)
dc.contributor.authorGendi, Amal Aziz, 1954-
dc.identifier.citationGendi, Amal Aziz. “Identifying and Addressing Barriers to the Discipleship of Believers from Muslim Background in the Arabian Peninsula.” D. Min., Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2015.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 284-291en_US
dc.description.abstractOne of the most pressing issues facing the rapidly emerging church in the Arabian Peninsula (AP) area is how to overcome barriers hampering the spiritual development of believers from Muslim backgrounds (BMBs). This research identifies the barriers that work against BMBs' growth and discipleship in the Christian faith and recommends culturally-relevant remedies. The study focuses firstly on the cultural origin of barriers and the cost of following Jesus that work against BMBs. The theological grounding of this research is then provided and the inherent tensions between the doctrines of Islam and Christianity are explored. This theological exploration is paired with an examination of discipleship groups and the commitment to gathering in the early New Testament church. Using qualitative research, external and internal contextual barriers were identified through a written survey, followed by individual interviews. External barriers include cultural barriers, lack of opportunity to fellowship with other believers, unqualified leaders/teachers, Islamic culture embedded in the community, and the absence of leadership. Internal barriers include fear, lack of trust, lack of spiritual maturity, lack of time and vision, Islamic culture embedded in characteristics, and an oral learning preference. These findings were used to develop a pilot project offering contextually sustainable solutions to counteract key barriers. In this thesis, possible benefits are suggested in regard to applying such changes to the practices of those ministering among BMBs in the AP and beyond.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction – Theological Rationale – Precedent-setting Cases and Contextual Literature – Project, Methodology and, Methods – Outcomes and Interpretation -- Conclusionen_US
dc.format.extent291 leavesen_US
dc.publisherTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.relation.hasversionPrint version, available in Tyndale University. Archivesen_US
dc.relation.hasversionPrint version, available in J. William Horsey Library, Tyndale University: BV 2625 .G458 2015en_US
dc.rightsCopyright, Amal Aziz Gendi, managed by Tyndale University. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSpiritual formationen_US
dc.subject.lcshArabian Peninsulaen_US
dc.subject.otherDissertations, Academic–OWOBC—Tyndale Seminaryen_US
dc.titleIdentifying and Addressing Barriers to the Discipleship of Believers from Muslim Background in the Arabian Peninsulaen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTam, Francis (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChapman, Mark D. (Commitee Member)
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLivingston, J. Kevin (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.repositoryTyndale University, J. William Horsey Library, 3377 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4, Canada. Contact: repository@tyndale.caen_US
dc.identifier.callnumberBV 2625 .G458 2015en_US
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.keywordSpiritual formationen_US
dc.subject.keywordArabian Peninsulaen_US
dc.description.noteThis is a research portfolio submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry, Tyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.description.noteFor AODA accommodation, including help with reading this content, please contact repository@tyndale.caen_US of Ministry (D. Min.)en_US
dc.description.degreeThesis (D. Min.)—Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2015en_US

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