God is Back: How the Global Rise of Faith is Changing the World
As the world becomes more modern, it is not becoming more secular. Instead, on the street and in the corridors of power, religion is surging. As God is Back shows, for better or for worse, faith is on the increase...
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As the world becomes more modern, it is not becoming more secular. Instead, on the street and in the corridors of power, religion is surging. As God is Back shows, for better or for worse, faith is on the increase - fuelled by an American-style model of personal, customer-driven, aggressively marketed religion.
Shining a light on this huge, hidden world of faith, from Californian megachurches to exorcisms in Sao Paulo, from China's aspirant middle-class Christians to mosques in Nigeria, this book shows that if you want to understand the modern world, you cannot afford to ignore God - whether you believe in Him or not.
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,"
John Micklethwaitis the editor-in-chief of the Economistand Adrian Wooldridge is its Washington bureau chief and Lexington columnist. They were both educated at Oxford. John Micklethwaitwas formerly the Economist's US editor; Adrian Wooldridge was formerly the magazine's Washington correspondent. Together, they have coauthored four books, The Witch Doctors; A Future Perfect: the Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalization, The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Ideaand The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America.