This paper gives an overview of thinking on development and related issues in the major Christian traditions. After this introduction, the material is divided into 5 sections: Roman Catholic social teaching, liberal Protestantism and social Christianity, the Ecumenical movement and liberation theology, Conservative-Evangelical and Fundamentalist movements, and Pentecostal and independent indigenous churches. The paper concludes by summarising Christian approaches to the key issues.
Working Paper No.16, Religions and Development Research Programme, University of Birmingham, UK, 48 pp.
Concepts of development in the Christian traditions: a Religions and Development background paper.