Religion in a global context

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Religion and development
The secularisation theory undermines religion. However, religion may contribute to development e.g. bringing economic growth in India.
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Pentecostalism in Latin America
Berger - encourages development of capitalism. They demand an ascetic (self-denying) way of life, emphasising self-discipline and hard work.
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Pentecostalism: global and local
Christianity has globalised itself by expanding globally. Pentecostalism creates new religious forms.
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Fundamentalism and cosmopolitanism
Giddens - fundamentalists wish to return to fundamentals of faith with unquestioning belief. They detest modernity however they use modern methods to publish their belief. Cosmopolitan sees lifestyle as personal choice.
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Monotheism and fundamentalism
Bruce - Main cause of fundamentalism is globalisation threatening beliefs., leading to rigid beliefs about behaviour. Fundamentalism is confined by monotheistic religion (Judaism, Islam, Christianity).
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Two fundamentalism
Bruce - In the West -> Fundamentalism is reaction due to change within society. In the third world -> fundamentalism is reaction to changes on a society from outside.
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Cultural defence
Bruce - Religion unites community against threat. Religion has significance for followers because it symbolises the group/society's collective identity.
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Berger - encourages development of capitalism. They demand an ascetic (self-denying) way of life, emphasising self-discipline and hard work.

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Pentecostalism in Latin America

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Christianity has globalised itself by expanding globally. Pentecostalism creates new religious forms.

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Giddens - fundamentalists wish to return to fundamentals of faith with unquestioning belief. They detest modernity however they use modern methods to publish their belief. Cosmopolitan sees lifestyle as personal choice.

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Bruce - Main cause of fundamentalism is globalisation threatening beliefs., leading to rigid beliefs about behaviour. Fundamentalism is confined by monotheistic religion (Judaism, Islam, Christianity).

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