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4 | 2013
Religion and development
Religion et développement

On Having Faith in the MDGs: A Response to Katherine Marshall (abstract)

Philip Fountain
p. 41-56
Translation(s):
Sur la foi dans les Objectifs du Millénaire : réponse à Katherine Marshall

Abstract

Katherine Marshall’s thorough and thoughtful critique of my chapter raises a number of important objections. However, it appears that among her most important criticisms is that I didn’t write a different chapter. To clarify, my chapter was not a general survey of the literature on ‘religion and development’ (which has already been admirably carried out by Jones and Peterson, whom I cited). It was also not an attempt to present a systematic analysis of Marshall’s substantial corpus and its evolution over time. Nor, indeed, was it intended to be a comprehensive and detailed proposal as to where to go from here. These are all useful and valuable tasks – some are arguably more pressing than the argument I provided – but none were the goals of the chapter. (…)

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Editor's notes

Paperback reference : Fountain, P. (2013) "On Having Faith in the MDGs: A Response to Katherine Marshall", in International Development Policy: Religion and Development, No.4, Geneva: Graduate Institute Publications, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 41-56

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Bibliographical reference

Philip Fountain, « On Having Faith in the MDGs: A Response to Katherine Marshall (abstract) »,International Development Policy | Revue internationale de politique de développement, 4 | 2013, 41-56.

Electronic reference

Philip Fountain, « On Having Faith in the MDGs: A Response to Katherine Marshall (abstract) », International Development Policy | Revue internationale de politique de développement [Online], 4 | 2013, Online since 14 February 2013, connection on 20 November 2017. URL : http://poldev.revues.org/1375 ; DOI : 10.4000/poldev.1375

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About the author

Philip Fountain

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore. He obtained his PhD in anthropology from Australian National University, writing an in-depth ethnography of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Indonesia. His work on the MCC corresponds with his ongoing interest in Christian alternatives to mainstream development praxis and the articulation of an ethics/theology of service.

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