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Title The twenty-first century confronts its gods : globalization, technology, and war / edited by David J. Hawkin
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 222 pages)
Contents pt. 1. New gods for old? The origins of modernity and the technological society / David J. Hawkin -- Religion, risk, and the technological society / Conrad G. Brunk -- Nature and community in the global market / Rosemary E. Ommer -- Media technology and the future of religions / Jay Newman -- The West against the rest? A Buddhist response to The clash of civilizations / David R. Loy. pt. 2. Gods of war? Terrorism: some theological reflections / Timothy Gorringe -- Islam and the politics of violence: defining the Muslim community / Andrew Rippin -- Disarming Phineas: rabbinic confrontations with biblical militancy / Eliezer Segal -- Hindutva and the rhetoric of violence: interpreting the past, designing the future / Ronald Neufeldt -- Buddhism and violence in modernity / Robert E. Florida -- The ascension of Mars and the salvation of the modern world / Michael L. Hadley
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." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Globalization -- Religious aspects.
Technology -- Religious aspects.
War -- Religious aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Hawkin, David J.
LC no. 2003190069
ISBN 0791461815
1423740033 (electronic bk.)
9781423740032 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles 21st century confronts its gods