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dc.contributor.advisorDyer, Anne E.
dc.contributor.advisorSainsbury, Susan
dc.contributor.advisorGoodwin, Leigh
dc.contributor.advisorRoutledge, Robin
dc.contributor.authorYidana, Gabriel N.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-05T14:04:47Z
dc.date.available2021-03-05T14:04:47Z
dc.date.issued2020-10
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/624317/G%20Yidana%20FINAL%20THESIS._.pdf?sequence=1
dc.identifier.citationYidana, G. N. (2020). The dilemma of chaplaincy to chieftaincy in Ghana for Pentecostal denominations (Doctoral dissertation). University of Chester, United Kingdom.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/624317
dc.description.abstractThe lack of Pentecostal denominational ministry with chieftaincy in Ghana is a missional challenge, and it is an area that is under-researched. In order to address the dilemma of Christian chaplaincy to chieftaincy, a thorough investigation into the relationship between Christianity and chieftaincy is necessary for the formulation and implementation of missional policies. This dissertation uses a historical account with a qualitative research approach in the present, to examine whether chaplains can be appointed to the Institution of Chieftaincy (IoC) and how that might work. Starting from a position of opposition to involvement with the IoC in the early 20th Century there was no way Pentecostals would participate in then pagan perceived rituals. So, it is revolutionary to suggest that Pentecostals can become chiefs and yet now many are, so that there are Christian chiefs’ associations. Therefore, my proposal is a practical one: to offer chaplaincy like ministry to chiefs, Christian or not, from a Pentecostal position so as to have a missional support from churches to chiefs’ councils and thus to the community. I interviewed 50 participants from Christian and traditional leaders to determine their experience and view of Christian ministry to the IoC. The data were analysed using thematic analysis that revealed three global themes: Perceptions of the IoC; Role of chaplaincy in transforming the IoC; Calls for chaplaincy involvement in chieftaincy; along with thirteen organizing themes and twenty-one basic themes. According to the data, chaplaincy could facilitate bridging the gap between both institutions through the provision of spiritual care and expressed the need for active Christian participation with chieftaincy. In order to facilitate chaplaincy as a missional practice to the IoC, the following recommendations are made, that: there is a need for developing a) biblical alternatives relating to chieftaincy cultural practices as seen from the data; b) a theology of chieftaincy; c) a theology of both the anointing for leadership for chiefs and kings and d) the role of chaplains as prophets and priests to chiefs.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectChristian chaplaincyen_US
dc.subjectchieftaincyen_US
dc.subjectGhanaen_US
dc.subjectPentecostal denominationsen_US
dc.subjectChristian ministryen_US
dc.titleThe Dilemma of Chaplaincy to Chieftaincy in Ghana for Pentecostal Denominationsen_US
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen_US
dc.rights.embargodate2021-06-30
dc.type.qualificationnameDMinen_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonRecommended 6 month embargoen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US


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