This page contains a list of Boer's publications and some writings that were not published. You will see that many of them were published in Nigeria, for that was the context in which most of them were written.
My readers will have noticed a perspective that gives shape to all of my writing. It is a wholistic perspective to which I was initiated by the late Prof. H. Evan Runner, a former philosophy professor at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
This perspective goes by various names, such as "Neo-Calvinism," "Reformational" or "Kuyperianism." It is a school of thought and social action that originated with Abraham Kuyper in The Netherlands but that is now sought after by Christians from every continent. This perspective is seen by a growing international group of scholars and social activists as a viable arsenal of tools in the development of a Christian worldview and a programme of action based on that worldview. For more details re. Kuyper, see the Kuyperiana page.
See ISLAMICA page.
See the two Boer Blogs for continued writings:
Wholistic Health Care
All items published by Christian Health Association of Nigeria.
Wholistic Health Care of, for and by the People, 1989, 37 pp.
- Plea for wider approach to healing that includes the medical model, selective African traditional healing, faith healing. Advocates wider approach to healing that accepts the medical model as only one component of a large arsenal of healing methods. Context: Imposition of monopoly of medical model on Africa by colonialism and missions.
Wholistic Health Care, 1995, 400 pp.
- Co-editor with Dr. Dennis Ityavyar.
- Vol. 1--Religious and Medical Dimensions.
- Vol. 2--Cultural and Political Dimensions.
- In addition to articles by the editors, contains articles by many Nigerian practitioners in the fields of medicine, theology, faith healing, African traditional healing, psychology, psychiatry. Includes representatives of Christianity, African Traditional Religion and Islam. Christian comprehensive thrust on wholistic healing.
A Cikin Farko, 1971, 68 pp
- (Hausa commentary on Genesis)
Samu'ila, 1974, 70 pp
- (Hausa commentary on I & II Samuel)
Sarakuna, 1975, 70 pp
- (Hausa commentary on I & II Kings)
Missionary Messengers of Liberation in a Colonial Context 1979, 530 pp
- (Doctoral thesis, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) Re. interplay of missions and colonialism--why, how and long-range results.
Missions: Heralds of Capitalism or Christ? 1984, 208 pp
- Popular summary of above.
Living in God's World, 1980, 81 pp
- Compilation of Bible texts used as basis for community development. Liberation theology for Nigerian masses.
Kai da Dukiyarka, 1982, 80 pp
- (Hausa translation of above)
Tafarkin Salama, 1984, 180 pp, rev. 1995
- (Done in TEE style) Biblical social ethics in Nigerian context.
The Way of Peace, 1996, about 200 pp.
- English version of above. Available. Contact author.
The Power in Your Baptism, 1985, 20 pp.
- Explanation of infant baptism in context of adult baptism and Islam. Also available in Tiv language.
Talakawa Ku Tashi Tsaye, 1987, 30 pp. (Hausa language)
- Encouraging Nigerian villagers to begin to question and take action against an oppressive elite in government, business and church. Gives Biblical grounds for such action. A popular Kuyperian Reformed liberation approach.
Christianity and Islam under Colonialism in Northern Nigeria, 1988, 68 pp.
Christians & Mobilization, 1989, 20 pp.
- Encourages Nigerians to stand up against the oppression they suffer from their elite. Gives Biblical grounds for opposing it. A local version of Kuyperian Reformed liberation style. Available on Companion CD (see Islamica page for information).
You Can Do Greater Things than Christ: Demons, Miracles, Healing and Science, 1991, 1993, 77 pp.
- Translation and Nigerian adaptation of Abraham Kuyper's interpretation of John 14:12. Available on Companion CD.
Science without Faith Is Dead, 1991, 1993, 23 pp.
- Under same cover as above. Main thesis is that science without faith does not exist; it is a myth. Available on Companion CD.
The Church & the External Debt, 1992, 219 pp.
- Edited by me. Apart from my own 70-page paper, the other papers are written by Africans. The subject is to develop Christian perspectives, including solutions, to Nigeria's debt problems.
Caught in the Middle: Christians in Transnational Corporations, 1992, 222pp.
- Discussion of corporations; effect of bottom-line investments; investor responsibility for employees, host community, end-user; Reformed theology of investment stewardship. Special concentration Nigeria and USA, Christian Reformed Church, United Methodist Church and World Council of Churches
The Prophet Moses Today: 366 Social Meditations, 1995, 190 pp.
- Social meditations on Genesis and Exodus, including 10 Commandments, in Nigerian setting. To help develop wholistic Christian world view based on Kuyperian Reformed perspective. Practical, hard-hitting.
Pentecostal Challenge, 1996, 88 pp. (editor).
- Nigerianized version of report of Christian Reformed Church about the Charismatic movement.