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Jeffrey Haynes adopts a chronological and conceptual approach to introduce undergraduate and postgraduate students to the central themes and theoretical perspectives in the study of religion and development in the developing world. He examines the emergence and consolidation of theories of development and explains how and why development outcomes in the developing world are often influenced by religion. Focusing on key themes including environmental sustainability, health and education, this book is an essential guide showing how religion influences current development practice.
Introduction: Religion and Development
• Religious Resurgence, Globalization, and Good Governance
• Religion and Development: The Ambivalence of the Sacred
• Conflict, Conflict Resolution, and Peace-Building
• Economic Growth, Poverty, and Hunger
• Environmental Sustainability