Global Civilization: Challenges to Society and to Christianity

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Transportation, telecommunications and the internet are all part of a process of globalisation that affects every sphere of life. This new phase in human evolution is central to the thinking of Leonardo Boff - one of the founders of Liberation Theology. In 'Global Civilisation' Boff presents a philosophical and theological enquiry into all aspects of globalization - from market forces to politics, military force, technology and science, communication and spirituality. The book describes the revolution taking place - in consciousness, the meaning of life, holiness, the economy, politics, culture, work standards, and ethics. Boff explores the contribution of Christianity to the "new global civilisation" and presents a utopian future for humankind.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845530044
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2014
  • Series: Cross Cultural Theologies Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Leonardo Boff is Emeritus Professor at the University of Rio de Janiero, Brazil, where he lectures on Ethics and Philosophy of Religion. He has also held visiting positions at the University of Lisbon, Salamanca, Harvard, Basel, and Heidelberg. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, considered to be the alternative Nobel Peace Prize, in Stockholm in 2001 for his commitment to Justice, Ecology and Spirituality. One of the founders of Liberation Theology, he is author of 70 books including The Maternal Face of God, Ecology and Liberation: A New Paradigm, Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, When Theology Listens to the Poor, and Jesus Christ Liberator: A Critical Christology for our Time.
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Table of Contents

Preface (Clive Pearson and Jione Havea); INTRODUCTION; PART 1 - THE RISE OF A NEW GLOBAL CIVILIZATION; 1. The New Nature of the Technological Progress; 2. The Process of Globalization; 3. The Rise of a New Global Consciousness; 4. The Direction of the Current Globalization Process: Is this the Creation of a Noosphere?; 5. Christianity's Contribution to the New Civilization; 6. Conclusion: Fidelity to the Greatest of the Dreams; PART 2 - THE NEW WORLD ORDER AND CHRISTIANITY; 1. The World Crisis from the Ethical and Political Perspective of the South; 2. The Roots of the World Crisis; 3. Towards a New Alliance; 4. How much does Christianity Help with the Construction of the 21st Century?; 5. Conclusion: We are all Eagles.; PART 3 - Conclusion; Recreating a Utopic Horizon; Bibliography and Further Reading; APPENDICES: A. Earth's Charter; B. The Ages of Globalization; C. The Process of Globalization as a Challenge to Liberal Theology

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