Christianity and international development

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Abstract

Religion has made a forceful entry in development studies in recent years. Largely neglected and assumed to disappear as societies modernized, its presence in the lives of the majority of people in the non-Western world and its social and political influence is abiding. Greater literacy about religion is therefore needed in the social sciences, and in development studies more specifically.The paper provides a brief overview of Christianity for an audience of social scientists who work in the areas of poverty, well being, inequality and justice. Part I introduces the fundamentals of Christianity and their implications for social and political engagement. Part II outlines a Christian perspective international development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Development and Religion
EditorsM Clarke
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Pages51-65
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780857933577
ISBN (Print)9780857933560
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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