Fishpond Gift Vouchers - Let them choose!

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

God is Back
By

Rating
New or Used: $11.95
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.
Product Details

About the Author

John Micklethwait is the editor of the Economist and Adrian Wooldridge is its Washington bureau chief. They have written four previous books together: The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea, A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Promise of Globalization, The Witchdoctors: Making Sense of the Management Gurus and The Right Nation: Why America is Different.

Reviews

It is interesting that in our time of technological and scientific sophistication, religion is thriving globally. Many Enlightenment figures, and others after them, predicted that religion would become irrelevant and fade away as societies advanced. Micklethwait and Wooldridge, editor in chief and Washington bureau chief, respectively, of the Economist, see in this reality, particularly as experienced in America, hope for the world. They argue that in America the trend toward modernization has always been accompanied by the significance of religion. This is largely owing to how successfully American churches have employed entrepreneurial techniques and creative outreach. The authors believe that some of the very elements that have been successful in America could be utilized in other parts of the world to promote religionand discourage violence. This is a well-researched and well-written book, raising fresh and interesting ideas. It should be noted, however, that the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey Report, which indicates that religion is in decline in America, paints a different picture than these authors do.-John Jaeger, Dallas Baptist Univ. Lib., TX Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling God is Back: How the Global Rise of Faith is Changing the World on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top