God Is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World [NOOK Book]

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A landmark examination of the resurgence of faith around the globe

The Editor in Chief of The Economist and its Lexington columnist show how the global rise of religion will dramatically impact our century in God Is Back. Contrary to the popular assumption that modernism would lead to the rejection of faith, American-style evangelism has sparked a global revival. On the ...
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God Is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World

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Overview

A landmark examination of the resurgence of faith around the globe

The Editor in Chief of The Economist and its Lexington columnist show how the global rise of religion will dramatically impact our century in God Is Back. Contrary to the popular assumption that modernism would lead to the rejection of faith, American-style evangelism has sparked a global revival. On the street and in the corridors of power the authors shine a bright light on a vast yet until now hidden world of religion.

Twenty-first-century faith is being fueled by a very American emphasis on competition and a customer-driven attitude toward salvation. Revealing how the religion boom is destabilizing politics and the global economy, God Is Back concludes by showing how the same American ideas that created our unique religious style can be applied to channel the rising tide of faith away from volatility and violence.




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101032411
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/2/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,230,767
  • File size: 477 KB

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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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Two Roads to Modernity

1 The European Way: The Necessity of Atheism 31

2 The American Way I: The Chosen Nation (1607-1900) 55

3 The American Way II: Surviving the Acids of Modernity (1880-2000) 79

4 Bush, Blair, Obama and the God Gap (2000-2008) 109

Part 2 God's Country

5 Pray, Rabbit, Pray: Soulcraft and the American Dream 143

6 The God Business: Capitalism and the Rise of Religion 170

7 Empires of the Mind: God and the Intellectuals 192

Part 3 God's Empire

8 Exporting America's God 213

9 All That Is Holy Is Profaned: Exporting American Materialism 243

Part 4 God's Wars

10 The Bible Versus the Koran: The Battle of the Books and the Future of Two Faiths 265

11 The New Wars of Religion 297

12 The Culture Wars Go Global 322

Conclusion: Learning to Live with Religion 352

Acknowledgments 374

Notes 376

Index 392

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