Politics of Truth and Pious Economies

  • Michael Dillon


This chapter is devoted to an analysis of the changing character of Christian pastoral power after the Reformation and of the contribution it made to ‘development’ both through European colonial exploitation from the late 17th century and the recruitment of so-called faith-based organizations (FBOs) by global liberal government from the late 20th century onwards. The particular focus for the one is the evangelical Lutheran Franke Foundation instituted in Brandenburg-Prussia in the late 17th century and, for the second, the Churches so closely implicated in U.S. and British development-security complexes from the late 20th century.


Strategic Alliance Political Authority Civic Virtue Christian Church Truth Teller 
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  1. 1.Emeritus Professor of PoliticsLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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