The process of global change which is challenging the state's traditional role in international relations is usually seen in terms of economic and technological development. It is also associated with the spreading of modern (Western) consumerist cultural values. Little attention has been paid to the consequences to religion of a process which is affecting not only institutions but also collective values and beliefs. This book addresses the diverse and complex questions raised by a consideration of the relationship of religion to global order. It clarifies the role of religion in relation to such contemporary aspects of global order as developmental issues, the environment, change and the Third World and questions of identity. It also assesses the prospects for religion and its likely content in the 21st-century.