Globalization and the Good

Globalization and the Good



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Globalization and the Good by Peter Heslam

Globalization is the buzzword of the moment. But what exactly does it mean? Is globalization primarily a force for good or a force for evil? In this edited collection of papers - deriving from events organized by the Capitalism Project at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity - leading business people, academics and theologians explore the contours of a Christian response. Although the authors represent a variety of perspectives, all are agreed that ethical and economic concerns cannot and should not be separated. In bearing witness to the insights of biblical theology, the realities of the contemporary world and the full spectrum of opinions about the issue, Globalization and the Good opens up fresh areas for reflection, and makes a highly significant and stimulating contribution to the current debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802828453
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Pages: 137
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

The Contributorsvii
Part I
1Becoming Cosmopolitan: The Dimensions and Challenges of Globalization3
2The Role of Trade, Aid and Domestic Reform in the Fight against Global Poverty16
3Combining Principle with Profit: A Business Response to the Challenges of Globalization29
Part II
4Getting the Social Relations Right: Towards an Integrated Theology and Theory of Development41
5Preparing for a Great Transformation: Putting Human Rights before Money Rights52
6Risk, Reward and Responsibility: A Biblical Critique of Global Capital Markets66
7The Principalities and Powers: A Framework for Thinking about Globalization79
Part III
8Offering Resistance to Globalization: Insights from Luther95
9Campaigning against Injustice and the Appeal to Self-Interest105
10Changing the Wind: The Role of Prophetic Witness and Faith-Based Initiatives in Tackling Inequality116
Epilogue: Towards a Sustainable Future127

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