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Genealogies of Shiʿa humanitarianism in Pakistan, England, and Iraq
Till Mostowlansky

are, rather, multipolar and multidirectional. For instance, when promoting a distinct Muslim liberal view, Kabir bundled the genealogical strings of Shiʿa tradition and giving, global humanitarianism and managerial discourse, thereby weaving together their contents beyond chronological recognition. In a similar vein, Kabir and Azim employed the concept of merit and a calculative vision of development, which have – as in many parts of the Muslim world – considerably altered the ways of giving. In this regard, we see elements of ‘neoliberal’ economic practice seeping

in Political theologies and development in Asia
The political theology of development in Asia
Giuseppe Bolotta
,
Philip Fountain
, and
R. Michael Feener

discourses of meritocracy. Rather than drawing linearly on genealogies of political-theological significance, ‘Kabir bundled the genealogical strings of Shiʿa tradition and giving, global humanitarianism and managerial discourse, thereby weaving together their contents beyond chronological recognition’. Just as technocrats play the role of priests, so too are religious specialists like Kabir becoming entrepreneurs, accountants, and advocates for capitalist accumulation. Witness the rise of prosperity theology within Christianity, influencing the likes of Joseph Prince

in Political theologies and development in Asia