Development Beyond the Secular

Theological Approaches to Inequality

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Catherine Loy
SCM Research
  • London, England: 
    SCM Press Imprint
    , September
     216 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Jonathan D. Smith forthcoming.


The intersection of religion and development has for some decades been considered contentious, with scholars of both disciplines inhibited by the constraints of either the religious or the secular paradigm they primarily inhabit.

Development Beyond the Secular aims to provide a new resource for those interested in the study of religions and development (primarily postgraduate and academic), and for those development practitioners wishing to contextualize their discipline within a religious frame.

Using the work of Christian Aid as its primary lens, this book examines and critiques the theological underpinnings of development work and questions how Christian values are manifest through day-to-day work in the world of poverty eradication.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Catherine Loy was formerly a Regional Coordinator for Christian Aid as well as having been head of Christian Aid Week.

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