Development Beyond the Secular: Theological Approaches to Inequality
SCM Press, 2017, 173 pp., hbk
In Development Beyond the Secular, Catherine Loy seeks to examine the relationship between religion (centrally Christianity) and international development organisations. In doing so, she pays attention to more recent sociological shifts, in particular noting the impact of gradual secularisation. Loy indicates that the prevalence of modernist thought in the latter half of the twentieth century has encouraged development agencies to dissociate from their Christian roots. Widely speaking, this has resulted in a more humanistic framework for discussing and enacting international development.