This Handbook provides a cutting-edge survey of the state of research on religions and global development. Part one highlights critical debates that have emerged within research on religions and development, particularly with respect to theoretical, conceptual and methodological considerations, from the perspective of development studies and its associated disciplines. Parts two to six look at different regional and national development contexts and the place of religion within these. These parts integrate and examine the critical debates raised in part one within empirical case studies from a range of religions and regions. Different religions are situated within actual locations and case studies thus allowing a detailed and contextual understanding of their relationships to development to emerge. Part seven examines the links between some important areas within development policy and practice where religion is now being considered, including:
Faith-Based Organisations and Development
Public Health, Religion and Development
Human rights, Religion and Development
Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Religion
Global Institutions and Religious Engagement in Development
Economic Development and Religion
Religion, Development and Fragile States
Development and Faith-Based Education
Taking a global approach, the Handbook covers Africa, Latin America, South Asia, East and South-East Asia, and the Middle East. It is essential reading for students and researchers in development studies and religious studies, and is highly relevant to those working in area studies, as well as a range of disciplines, from theology, anthropology and economics to geography, international relations, politics and sociology.
Emma Tomalin is the Director of the Centre for Religion and Public Life and a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Leeds, UK.
1. Introduction Emma Tomalin Part 1 Critical Debates for Religions and Global Development 2. Development, Religion and Modernity Carole Rakodi 3. Researching Religions and Development Tara Hefferan 4. Theology and Development: Christian and Jewish Approaches Stephen Plant and Daniel Weiss 5. A History of Faith-based Aid and Development Gregory Deacon and Emma Tomalin 6. Proselytizing Development Philip Fountain Part 2. Sub-Saharan Africa 7. Religion and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview - Barbara Bompani 8. Pentecostalism and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Dena Freeman 9. Masculinities, HIV and Religion in Africa Adriaan Van Klinken and Ezra Chitando Part 3 Latin America 10. Development and Religious Change in Latin America Paul Freston 11. Inca Roads, Protestant Hospitals, Catholic Cheese, and the Fluctuating State: Religion and Development in Ecuador Jill DeTemple 12. The Catholic Church, Contemporary Sexual Politics and Development in Latin America Juan Marco Vaggione Part 4 South Asia 13. Religion and Development in India and Pakistan: an overview Emma Tomalin 14. Caste and the Conundrum of Religion and Development in India David Mosse 15. Religion, Gender and Development in South Asia Nida Kirmani and Tamsin Bradley Part 5 East and South East Asia 16. Religion and Development in China Andre Laliberte 17. Critical Perspectives on Religions - Especially Christianity - in the Development of South Korea Post-1945 Kirsteen Kim 18. Religion and Gender in Developing Southeast Asia Monica Lindberg Falk Part 6 The Middle East and North Africa 19. Religion and Development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Poverty Relief or Social Transformation? Rana Jawad 20. Islamic Finance, Financial Inclusion and Poverty Reduction in MENA Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou 21. Sexuality, Development and Islamophilia in the Arab Uprisings: The Missing Links Mariz Tadros Part 7 Development Policy and Practice 22. Faith-Based Organizations and Development Laurie A. Occhipinti 23. Religion at the Intersection of Development and Public Health in Development Contexts: From Advocacy About Faith-based Organizations to Systems Thinking Jill Olivier 24. Conflict or Compatibility? Reflections on the Nexus Between Human Rights, Development and Religion in Muslim Aid Organizations Marie Juul Petersen 25. Complex Global Institutions: Religious Engagement in Development Katherine Marshall 26. Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Religion Sigurd Bergmann 27. Religion and Economic Development Daromir Rudnyckyj 28. Religion, Development and Fragile States Seth D. Kaplan 29. Development Organizations' Support for Faith-based Education: Recent Turns Toward Ethics and Dialogue Amy Stambach