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RELIGION AND GLOBALISATION
Described as original globaliser because for centuries, religions have spread across world through
conquest, colonisation & migration.
Globalisation world is interconnected. This has consequences for all areas of life including religion.
Religion and Economic Development
For secularisation theory, modernisation undermines religion.
Science & technology (important in economic development) are seen as destroying belief in the supernatural.
On the other hand, religion may contribute to development Weber & the protestant ethic
Sociologists interesting in the role religion may play in development in today's globalising world.
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In a global context, the issue of religious fundamentalism has emerged as a major area of media and political
concern in recent decades, notably in relation to international Islamist terrorism. However the term
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