Global Civilization: Challenges to Society and to Christianity

Global Civilization: Challenges to Society and to Christianity

by Leonardo Boff, Alexandre Guilherme
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845530047

ISBN-13: 9781845530044

Pub. Date: 09/28/2014

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Boff (ethics and philosophy of religion emeritus, U. of Rio de Janeiro), one of the founders of liberation theology, questions the rise of globalization in terms of technology, consciousness, direction, and Christianity's contribution, and the relationship between the ethical crisis in the new world order and Christianity, its roots, and the possibilities of a new…  See more details below

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Boff (ethics and philosophy of religion emeritus, U. of Rio de Janeiro), one of the founders of liberation theology, questions the rise of globalization in terms of technology, consciousness, direction, and Christianity's contribution, and the relationship between the ethical crisis in the new world order and Christianity, its roots, and the possibilities of a new alliance. He finds it not impossible for globalization to have a positive effect for those seeking social parity and justice, given that those constructing it pay attention to the lessons learned through applications of liberation theology, but is realistic about the alternate possibilities. Distributed in the US by the David Brown Book Co. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845530044
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2014
Series:
Cross Cultural Theologies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The new nature of technological progress6
Ch. 2The process of globalization21
Ch. 3The rise of a new global consciousness30
Ch. 4The direction of the current globalization process : is this the creation of a noosphere?34
Ch. 5Christianity's contribution to the new civilization37
Ch. 6Conclusion to Part I : fidelity to the greatest of dreams43
Ch. 7The world crisis from the ethical and political perspective of the south48
Ch. 8The roots of the world crisis52
Ch. 9Towards a new alliance56
Ch. 10How much does Christianity help with the construction of the 21st century?61
Ch. 11Conclusion to Part II : we are all eagles67
Ch. 12Recreating a utopic horizon71
App. AEarth's charter75
App. BThe ages of globalization83
App. CThe globalization process and its challenges to liberation theology89

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