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Unformatted text preview: b. Evangelicals/-Why? i. Content of religion? ii. Organization: sects—small groups more participation, more emotional appeal, more personal ties to religion leaders, personal recruitment c. Islamic fundamentalism & concern for the poor 6. Religious Transnationalism [Levitt] a. Colonialism n reverse? b. New immigrants/new religions—revising DC religions; Missionary work in AND from LDCs—“belonging” in religious groups across borders What to Conclude? 1. Is religion a modernizing force in society? Does it facilitate economic development 2. Is it a conservatizing force—contributing to support for the inegalitarian status quo? 3. Which theory?: modernization? Marxism? Or a need for revisionist thinking?...
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