Religion and Globalisation

Religion and globalisation revision summary based on AQA a2 textbook.

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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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Religious Fundamentalism
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
`fundamentalist' has also been applied to followers of other religions, including Protestant Christians.…read more

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ali wasi

Excellent Chloe!! Thank you very much

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