Pentecostalism and Development
Churches, NGOs and Social Change in Africa
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The practice and discipline of development was founded on the belief that religion was not important to development processes. As societies developed and modernised, it was assumed that they would also undergo a process of secularisation. However, the prominence of religion in many countries and its effects on people's social, political and economic activities calls this assumption into question. Pentecostal Christianity has spread rapidly throughout Africa since the 1980s and has been a major force for change. This book explains why and shows how Pentecostalism articulates with local level development processes. As well as exploring the internal model of 'development' which drives Pentecostal organisations, contributors compare Pentecostal churches and secular NGOs as different types of contemporary development agents and discern the different ways in which they bring about change. At the heart of this book, then, is an exploration of processes of individual and social transformation, and their relevance to understandings of the successes and failures of development.
Pentecostalism and Development was published by Palgrave Macmillan in September 2012. The ISBN for Pentecostalism and Development is 9781137017246.
|Page last updated||22nd May 2013|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan (September 2012)|
|Number of Pages||256|