Religion and development

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  • According to secularisation theory, developemental undermines religion; modern science and technology destroys belief in the supernatural
  • However, religion may also contribute to developement, e.g; Webers claim that the protestant work ethic helped bring about modern capitalism.
  • More recently, sociologists have examined teh role of religion plays in development in today's globalising world.

God and globalisation in india;
Globalisation has brought rapid economic growth in india and rising prosperity to a new middle class. Nanda (2008) examines the role of hinduism, the religion of 85% of the population in legitimating the rise of a new Hindu 'ultra-nationalism' and the prosperity of the indian middle class.

Hinduism and consumerism
According to the secularisation theory, the prosperous, scientifically educated and the urban middle class are precisely


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