Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories: Religion and Community Development in Rural Ecuador

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Price
$48.00
Publisher
University of Notre Dame Press
Publish Date
Pages
262
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780268026110

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About the Author
Jill DeTemple is associate professor of religious studies at Southern Methodist University.
Reviews
"Eschatology, the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind, clearly belongs to the Western realm of 'religion.' In this well-written book, Jill DeTemple illustrates how, historically and in terms of her ethnography of a community in Central Andean Ecuador, it applies to Western notions of development." --The Americas
"In this book, Jill DeTemple explores the religious origins of modern ideologies of progress and development and the deep, continuous interplay between religion concepts, practices, and communities and development activities in contemporary Ecuador. Only by focusing on this interplay can we understanding of the concrete dynamics of development, and at the same time DeTemple's innovative and nuanced work richly illuminates the broader cultural vitality and mobility of contemporary religion."--Randall Styers, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill