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Published: 16 August 2012

268 Pages


ISBN: 9780199916092

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Sacred Aid

Faith and Humanitarianism

Michael Barnett and Janice Stein

  • Examines the dynamic relationship between the secularization and sanctification of humanitarianism.
  • Explores the structures and everyday acts of aid agencies and other actors that create, sustain, and dissolve the differences between religious and secular humanitarianism.
  • Argues against the dominant line in international relations theory that suggests that the only kind of faith is religious faith.