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dc.contributor.authorTenai, Noah K.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-16T13:23:29Z
dc.date.available2017-05-16T13:23:29Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationTenai, N.K. 2016. The simple living of Leo Tolstoy and the slippery slope of consumerism in a context of poverty: a pastoral guide. HTS Teologiese Studies = Theological Studies, 72(1):1-10. [http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v72i2.3408]
dc.identifier.issn0259-9422
dc.identifier.issn2072-8050 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v72i2.3408
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/24739
dc.description.abstractThe nature of consumerism, which manifests in the belief that excessive accumulation of material goods represents a fuller and more meaningful life, is a growing global phenomenon, and has an effect on both the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’. In addition, poverty levels globally and in Kenya in particular, remain unacceptably high. The situation of poverty in Kenya is partly worsened by the trapping effects of consumerism. The life of a wealthy and prosperous writer, Leo Tolstoy, who succumbed to depression in spite of his fame and material wealth, is examined with a view to establish how he overcame his depression and found meaning in life. The lessons he learnt from turning to a study of the peasantry are extrapolated and proposed for the churches’ response to the challenge of consumerism in contexts of poverty.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAOSIS
dc.subjectConsumerism
dc.subjectPoverty
dc.subjectLeo Tolstoy
dc.subjectChurches
dc.titleThe simple living of Leo Tolstoy and the slippery slope of consumerism in a context of poverty: a pastoral guide
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.researchID12211141 - Tenai, Noah Kiptoo


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