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God is Back: How the Global Rise of Faith is Changing the World

John MicklethwaitAdrian Wooldridge

God is Back: How the Global Rise of Faith is Changing the World

John MicklethwaitAdrian Wooldridge

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On the street and in the corridors of power, religion is surging all over the world. 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, and the destabilising effects of religion can be seen far from Iraq or the ruins of the World Trade Centre. Formerly secular conflicts like the one in Palestine have taken on an overtly religious cast, and religion plays a role in civil wars from Sri Lanka to Sudan. Along the tenth parallel, from West Africa to the Philippines, religious fervour and political unrest are reinforcing each other.
Since the Enlightenment, intellectuals have assumed that modernization would kill religion, and that religious America is an oddity. God Is Back argues that religion and modernity can thrive together, and that the American way of religion is becoming the norm. Many things helped spark the global religious revival in the twenty-first century, including the failure of communism and the rise of globalisation; it is now being fuelled above all by market competition and a customer-driven approach to salvation. These are the qualities which have characterized America since the Founders separated church and state, creating a free market in religion defined by entrepreneurship, choice, and personal revelation, and as market forces reshape the world, the tools and ideals of American evangelism are now spreading everywhere.
The global rise of faith will have a dramatic and far- reaching impact on our century. God Is Back shines a bright light on this hidden world of faith, from exorcisms in São Paulo to religious skirmishing in Nigeria, to harassed Muslims in India and vibrant house churches in China (where there are already more Christians than Communist Party members). If you want to understand the politics of this century, you cannot afford to ignore God, whether you believe in Him or not.

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On the street and in the corridors of power, religion is surging all over the world. 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, and the destabilising effects of religion can be seen far from Iraq or the ruins of the World Trade Centre. Formerly secular conflicts like the one in Palestine have taken on an overtly religious cast, and religion plays a role in civil wars from Sri Lanka to Sudan. Along the tenth parallel, from West Africa to the Philippines, religious fervour and political unrest are reinforcing each other.
Since the Enlightenment, intellectuals have assumed that modernization would kill religion, and that religious America is an oddity. God Is Back argues that religion and modernity can thrive together, and that the American way of religion is becoming the norm. Many things helped spark the global religious revival in the twenty-first century, including the failure of communism and the rise of globalisation; it is now being fuelled above all by market competition and a customer-driven approach to salvation. These are the qualities which have characterized America since the Founders separated church and state, creating a free market in religion defined by entrepreneurship, choice, and personal revelation, and as market forces reshape the world, the tools and ideals of American evangelism are now spreading everywhere.
The global rise of faith will have a dramatic and far- reaching impact on our century. God Is Back shines a bright light on this hidden world of faith, from exorcisms in São Paulo to religious skirmishing in Nigeria, to harassed Muslims in India and vibrant house churches in China (where there are already more Christians than Communist Party members). If you want to understand the politics of this century, you cannot afford to ignore God, whether you believe in Him or not.

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Meet the Authors

John Micklethwait

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,"

Adrian Wooldridge

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.

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  • Catalogue Code 294105
  • Product Code 9780713999020
  • ISBN 0713999020
  • EAN 9780713999020
  • Pages 352
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Power/politics
  • Publisher Penguin Books
  • Publication Date Jun 2009
  • Sales Rank #48389
  • Dimensions 240 x 162 x 38 mm
  • Weight 0.685kg

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