Lecture 20 Notes - Religion & Development

Lecture 20 Notes - Religion & Development - RELIGION...

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THE THEORETICAL DILEMMA 1. MODERNIZATION THEORY: Secularism as contributor o & byproduct of economic development 2. MARXISM: religion as opiate of the people 1. COLONIALISM 2. 3. CHURCH RESPONSES: Catholic Action, Liberation Theology, Charismatics 4. RELIGIOUS CHALLENGES: a. EVANGELICALS-WHY? Flourishing; reason not beliefs per se Consistent with neo-liberalism 5. THEORY: modernization, Marxism - Spain and Portugal bring Catholicism to the new world - Made it easier for them to get the conquered people to accept them. - Motivation was economic, but the tool was religion - Missionaries believed in their mission - Mexican Catholicism is much different - Not so big on Jesus - Brown virgin- Maria Guadalupe Crisis in Church and Society - decline in Catholicism within society lead to a religious crisis, Catholics lose people to Protestantism - Liberation theology: based on a distinctive interpretation of the bible
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