1761967

9780791461815

Twenty-First Century Confronts Its Gods Globalization, Technology, and War
Twenty-First Century Confronts Its Gods Globalization, Technology, and War
$97.98
$3.95 Shipping
  • Condition: Good
  • Provider: Ergodebooks Contact
  • Provider Rating:
    84%
  • Ships From: Multiple Locations
  • Shipping: Standard
  • Comments: Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

   30-day money back guarantee

Ask the provider about this item.

Most renters respond to questions in 48 hours or less.
The response will be emailed to you.
Cancel
  • ISBN-13: 9780791461815
  • ISBN: 0791461815
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press

AUTHOR

Hawkin, David J.

SUMMARY

This book penetrates the assumptions of Western technological society and exposes the powers that govern it. The contributors argue that it is a mistake to think that religion and belief have been relegated to the private sphere and are no longer important in the public and political domains. They assert that the twenty-first century has a set of new gods--the powers of globalization, technology, the market, and military might--that reign alongside those of traditional religions. These are the forces to which the modern era has granted ultimacy. This book looks at how major religions such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism play an important role in politics and society on both the global and local levels. The new gods of technology, globalization, and war are shown to exacerbate the existing cultural divisions and religious strife that mark our time. By understanding the importance of that which is held sacred, whether traditional belief or modern practice not acknowledged asbelief, the contributors helps us to comprehend our present situation and challenges.Hawkin, David J. is the author of 'Twenty-First Century Confronts Its Gods Globalization, Technology, and War' with ISBN 9780791461815 and ISBN 0791461815.

[read more]

Questions about purchases?

You can find lots of answers to common customer questions in our FAQs

View a detailed breakdown of our shipping prices

Learn about our return policy

Still need help? Feel free to contact us

View college textbooks by subject
and top textbooks for college

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

With our dedicated customer support team, 30-day no-questions-asked return policy, and our price match guarantee, you can rest easy knowing that we're doing everything we can to save you time, money, and stress.