'Religion in Development deserves to be read carefully to understand the paradoxes and irony of Development. It is lucid, creative and sensitive.'
Abdul Aziz Said, American University
'Religion in Development fills an important gap in the subject area and will certain become essential reading for all those who want to find out more about the manifold interactions between religions and development.'
Gurharpal Singh, University of Birmingham
'For too long in Development Studies the response to religion has been blindness or embarrassment, occasionally even hostility. In the excellent work of Severine Deneulin and Masooda Bano we now have a new basis, firmly rooted in good judgment and buttressed by the best research, for bringing religion in to the mainstream of development policy and research. Their book is an eloquent case against treating religion either as an obstacle to change or as a policy instrument, and against treating religious leadership as mere clients or project managers.'
David Lehmann, Cambridge University
'Severine Deneulin's book explores the intellectual roots of debates around the topic and their implications for both Christianity and Islam and for development practice.'