God Is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World

God Is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World

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by John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge
     
 

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On the street and in the corridors of power, religion is surging worldwide. From Russia to Turkey to India, nations that swore off faith in the last century, or even tried to stamp it out, are now run by avowedly religious leaders. Since the Enlightenment, intellectuals assumed that modernity would outdate religion. But American-style evangelism has sparked a

Overview

On the street and in the corridors of power, religion is surging worldwide. From Russia to Turkey to India, nations that swore off faith in the last century, or even tried to stamp it out, are now run by avowedly religious leaders. Since the Enlightenment, intellectuals assumed that modernity would outdate religion. But American-style evangelism has sparked a global revival with vast political and strategic implications.

While showing how this movement is destabilizing politics and the global economy, God Is Back reveals how the same American ideas that created our unique religious style-competition and a customer-driven attitude toward salvation-can be applied to channel the rising tide of faith away from volatility and violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143116837
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Both John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge were educated at Oxford and went on to work for The Economist. John Micklethwait has overseen the magazine's Los Angeles and New York bureaus and is now its U.S. editor. Adrian Wooldridge has served as West Coast correspondent, social-policy correspondent, and management editor, and is currently Washington, D.C., correspondent. Together, they have coauthored three books, The Witch Doctors, A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation, and The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea.

Both John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge were educated at Oxford and went on to work for The Economist. John Micklethwait has overseen the magazine's Los Angeles and New York bureaus and is now its U.S. editor. Adrian Wooldridge has served as West Coast correspondent, social-policy correspondent, and management editor, and is currently Washington, D.C., correspondent. Together, they have coauthored three books, The Witch Doctors, A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation, and The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea.

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God Is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Educational information. Very unique.