Religions Globalizations: Theories and Cases by Dwight N. Hopkins, Lois Ann Lorentzen, Eduardo Mendieta,

By Dwight N. Hopkins, Lois Ann Lorentzen, Eduardo Mendieta, David Batstone

For nearly all of cultures worldwide, faith permeates and informs daily rituals of survival and desire. yet faith additionally has served because the beginning for nationwide adjustments, racial conflicts, classification exploitation, and gender discrimination. certainly, spiritual spirituality, having been remodeled by means of modern financial and political occasions, continues to be either empowering and debatable. Religions/Globalizations examines the level to which globalization and faith are inseparable phrases, certain up with one another in a few severe and at the same time revealing ways.
As the individuals to this paintings recommend, a very important element of globalization—the breakdown of widely used obstacles and gear balances—may open an area during which faith may be deployed to assist refabricate new groups. Examples of such deployments are available within the workings of liberation theology in Latin the US. In different situations, despite the fact that, the operations of globalization have supplied an area for strident non secular nationalism and id disputes to flourish. Is there in truth a dialectical pressure among faith and globalization, a codependence and codeterminism? whereas faith could be obvious as a globalizing strength, it has additionally been reworked or even victimized through globalization.
A provocative evaluate of a latest phenomenon with either cultural and political dimensions, Religions/Globalizations will curiosity not just students in non secular reports but additionally these learning Latin the USA, 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

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Even Latin American Protestantism needs to take into account this ‘‘Catholic popular imagination,’’ from the perspective of indigenous Indian religions, transformed in the colonial period. For this reason, Michael Novak argues that liberation theology is the product of a conservative preindustrial mentality, critical of capitalism. The understanding of ‘‘popular imagination’’ springs from a respect of the people’s religiosity viewed from a progressive conscience, opened to technological, economic, politically democratic, autonomously cultural, and participative developing processes, as alternatives toward a better future for the greater majorities.

Theology, the justification and explanation of this religion, trumpets the tripartite grace of neoliberalism: free markets, privatization, and deregulation. Finally, the argument concluded with the ongoing complexities germane to all gods and religion: how does a divine or supernatural reality make itself known? This raises the question of revelation. And globalization, among other possibilities, unveils itself as affirming and transforming potentialities through the media of economics, politics, and culture.

Religious Politics in Global Perspective (New York: Greenwood Press, ); Malcolm Waters, Globalization (New York: Routledge, ); and John Witte Jr. and Johan D. , Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives (Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, ). The Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians publishes the journal Voices from the Third World, which contains continuous theoretical, theological, and practical discussions on globalization and religion. Some pertinent editions are June , December , December , June , December , June , December , and June .

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