Despite the predicted secularization of the world, religion continues to grow as a global influence, one that has the power to unify or to divide. Yet contemporary discussions of globalization rarely take religion into account. The contributors to this third volume in the God and Globalization series investigate what happens when we account for religion as a force that shapes our increasingly common life on earth. They look at the effect of religion within and across national borders and cultures: how the world is brought together by common ethical perspectives, and pushed apart by the different ultimate concerns of each religion. God and Globalization: Christ and the Dominions of Civilization offers fresh perspectives and interpretations on religion and the politics, economics, and culture of globalization. It points readers toward the pivotal factors that will determine the fate of our common human destiny. Max L. Stackhouse, coordinating editor of the God and Globalization series, is Stephen Colwell Professor of Christian Ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary, and author of Creeds, Societies and Human Rights: A Study in Three Cultures, Public Theology and Political Economy, and Covenant and Commitments. Diane B. Obenchain is Visiting Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Beijing University, and Fellow, The Casperson School of Graduate Studies at Drew University. She is the author of For China: Comparative Essays on Moral Leadership.
About the Author
Max L. Stackhouse is Rimmer and Ruth de Vries Professor of Reformed Theology and Public Life Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary and coordinating editor of the God and Globalization series.
Diane B. Obenchain is Professor of Religion at Calvin College.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Max L. Stackhouse
The Study of Religion and the Coming Global Generation - Diane B. Obenchain
The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Changing Character of International Politics - Scott Thomas
"When the Bull is in a Strange Country, It Does Not Bellow": Tribal Religions and Globalization - John S. Mbiti
Christian Contributions to the Globalization of Confucianism (Beyond Maoism) - Sze-kar Wan
Hinduism and Globalization: A Christian Theological Approach - M. Thomas Thangaraj
Observation and Revelation: A Global Dialogue with Buddhism - Kosuke Koyama
Muhammad in Muslim Tradition and Practice: The Crucible of Faith and the Spheres of Domination - Lamin Sanneh