Globalisation and religion:contradiction and complementarities

  • Roudolf C. Heredia Social Science Centre St. Xavier's College Mumbai


Globalisation is an idea whose time has come, at least to judge by the way the word is bandied about. But as yet there is no cogent theory for this multidimensional process, which would comprehend intelligibly the contradictions and challenges that it presents to us. In fact there is some ambiguity in spite of 'a burgeoning academic debate as to whether globalisation, as an analytical construct, delivers any added value in the search of a coherent understanding of the historical forces, which at the dawn of a new millennium, are shaping the socio-political realities of everyday social life, from the cultural to the criminal, the financial to the spiritual' (Held, et al., 1999:2).

How to Cite
HEREDIA, Roudolf C.. Globalisation and religion:contradiction and complementarities. Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 43-58, aug. 2018. ISSN 0972-1401. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 june 2019.