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Religion and Poverty
Religion and Poverty

Religion and Poverty

Studies in Histories, Cultures, and Societies 02/2015

Edited by Frank Jacob

Global Humanities

SOCIAL SCIENCE

154 Pages, 6 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF

Trade Paper, $42.00 (US $42.00) (CA $57.00)

Publication Date: September 2015

ISBN 9783958080041

Rights: US & CA

Neofelis Verlag (Sep 2015)
Neofelis

Price: $42.00
 
 

Overview

Nowadays religions are especially important for those who are living in countries of the formerly so-called 'Third World'. The miseries of life seem to be so hard that just an afterlife in a transcendent paradise is promising relief. Consequently, there seems to be a close connection between religion and poverty, especially in the 21st century, when the hope for a better afterlife has become a driving force of the poor population of the world. However, what could be interpreted as a proof of the Marxist doctrine of religion as opium of the people, for sure deserves a more multiperspectival approach, which would not just cover the recent years of human history, but past centuries as well as the different religions around the globe.Therefore the second issue of Global Humanities traces the interrelationship between religion and poverty not only from a historical, but also from a sociological, religious and artistic perspective.