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Description - After Modernity? by James K. A. Smith

After Modernity? addresses a cluster of questions and issues found at the nexus of globalization and religion. This unique volume examines various religious--especially Christian--evaluations of and responses to globalization. In particular, the book considers the links among globalization, capitalism and secularization-and the ways in which "religion" is (or can be) deployed to address a range of "hot button" topics. With cross-disciplinary analyses, the collection argues consistently for the necessity of a "post-secular" evaluation of globalization that unapologetically draws on the resources of Christian faith. The "conservative radicalism" represented in these contributions will resonate with a broad audience of scholars and citizens who seek to put faith into action.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781602580688
ISBN-10: 1602580685
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Baylor University Press
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James K. A. Smith

James K. A. Smith (Ph.D. Villlanova University) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College. The author and editor of more than five books, including, most recently, Who's Afraid of Postmodernism?: Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church (2006), and Jacques Derrida: Live Theory (2005).

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