Christianity and international development

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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
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780857933577
ISBN (Print)9780857933560
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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Deneulin, S. (2013). Christianity and international development. In M. Clarke (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Development and Religion (pp. 51-65). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.