The Fullness of Time in a Flat World: Globalization and the Liturgical Year [NOOK Book]

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Best-selling author Thomas Friedman says that globalization has made the world flat and that we cannot stop the process. But while it is right to say that globalization tends to flatten our world, it is wrong to say that there are no alternatives to current patterns of economic, ecological, political, and cultural integration. This book argues that the Christian liturgical calendar provides a constructive alternative to the globalization of economics, ecologies, politics, and cultures. It does so by incorporating...
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The Fullness of Time in a Flat World: Globalization and the Liturgical Year

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Overview

Best-selling author Thomas Friedman says that globalization has made the world flat and that we cannot stop the process. But while it is right to say that globalization tends to flatten our world, it is wrong to say that there are no alternatives to current patterns of economic, ecological, political, and cultural integration. This book argues that the Christian liturgical calendar provides a constructive alternative to the globalization of economics, ecologies, politics, and cultures. It does so by incorporating the church into the fullness of time in the gospel narrative, thereby helping us escape from the dead end of Friedman's flat world so that we can improvise healthier ways of being globally integrated.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621890522
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Theopolitical Visions , #6
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,366,018
  • File size: 614 KB

Meet the Author

Scott Waalkes (PhD University of Virginia) is Professor of International Politics at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. He spent a year abroad as a Fulbright Scholar with his family in 2004-05.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xix

Chapter 1 From Flatness to the Fullness of Time 1

Chapter 2 Advent and the End of History 26

Chapter 3 Christmas and the Globalization of Finance 55

Chapter 4 Epiphany: Stewardship as Sacramental Participation 91

Chapter 5 The Sundays after Epiphany and the Globalization of Work 115

Chapter 6 Lent and Global Consumption: Re-Directing Sacramentality 147

Chapter 7 Holy Week and American Hegemony 178

Chapter 8 The Gospel of Easter and the Gospel of Free Trade 214

Chapter 9 From Easter to Ascension: Global Political Communion 247

Chapter 10 Pentecost, Catholicity, and Global Cultures 285

Conclusion 317

Appendix: A Brief Overview of the Liturgical Year 325

Bibliography 327

Index 353

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