By Dwight N. Hopkins, Lois Ann Lorentzen, Eduardo Mendieta, David Batstone
For the vast majority of cultures world wide, faith permeates and informs daily rituals of survival and desire. yet faith additionally has served because the starting place for nationwide changes, racial conflicts, type exploitation, and gender discrimination. certainly, non secular spirituality, having been remodeled by way of modern monetary and political occasions, is still either empowering and arguable. Religions/Globalizations
examines the level to which globalization and faith are inseparable phrases, sure up with one another in a few serious and at the same time revealing ways.
As the members to this paintings recommend, a vital section of globalization—the breakdown of established barriers and tool balances—may open an area within which faith will be deployed to aid refabricate new groups. Examples of such deployments are available within the workings of liberation theology in Latin the United States. In different situations, despite the fact that, the operations of globalization have supplied an area for strident spiritual nationalism and id disputes to flourish. Is there in truth a dialectical pressure among faith and globalization, a codependence and codeterminism? whereas faith will be visible as a globalizing strength, it has additionally been reworked or even victimized through globalization.
A provocative overview of a latest phenomenon with either cultural and political dimensions, Religions/Globalizations
will curiosity not just students in spiritual stories but in addition these learning Latin the US, the center East, South Asia, and Africa.
Contributors. David Batstone, Berit Bretthauer, Enrique Dussel, Dwight N. Hopkins, Mark Juergensmeyer, Lois Ann Lorentzen, Eduardo Mendieta, Vijaya Rettakudi Nagarajan, Kathryn Poethig, Lamin Sanneh, Linda E. Thomas