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Author Clarke, Matthew, 1969-

Title Development and religion : theology and practice / Matthew Clarke
Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 200 pages) : illustrations
Contents The religion--development nexus -- Hinduism : dharma and active citizenship -- Buddhism : a middle way for development -- Judaism : a cry for justice -- Christianity : development as an option for the poor -- Islam : equality and action
Summary Development and Religion explores how the world's five major religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam - understand and practice 'development' through an examination of their sacred texts, social teaching and basic beliefs. Religious belief is a common human characteristic with eighty percent of the world's population professing religious faith. Observable in all societies, religious belief is pervasive, profound, persuasive and persistent. The premise of this book is that despite this, religion has long been ignored within mainstream development paradigms and by developm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Economics -- Religious aspects.
Religion and sociology.
Religion -- Economic aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857930737 (electronic bk.)
9780857930736 (electronic bk.)