What is globalization anyway What are spiritually minded people on all sides of the issue doing and saying about it The economic and cultural dynamic of globalization is transforming the world at an unprecedented pace But what exactly is it What are its origins What is its impact on our spiritual lives This lucid introduction surveys the religious landscape, explaining in clear and nonjudgmental language the beliefs that motivate spiritual leaders, activists, theologians, academics, and others involved on all sides of the issue Included are the points of view of Bah s Buddhists Earth based and tribal religions Hindus Jews Muslims Protestants Roman CatholicsUnlike other books on this controversial issue, this easy to read introduction won t tell you what to think it gives you the information you need to reach your own conclusions As important as economics may be, it is not, as the great religions stress, the full measure of humanity There is also connection to self, to others, to the ingrained values that have sustained cultures for generations and millennia, and to the belief in transcendence that gives it all meaning In the end, what unnerves people most about globalization including many in the West who may fairly be said to be on the winning side economically, that is of the process so far is the threat it poses to that which is most precious to a life of satisfaction our sense of meaning from the Conclusion

10 thoughts on “Spiritual Perspectives on Globalization: Making Sense of Economic and Cultural Upheaval

  1. Sebastian Cosgrove Sebastian Cosgrove says:

    Assigned for class I must be lacking spirituality because I couldn t get through it.