After Modernity? (Paperback)

Secularity, Globalization, and the Reenchantment of the World

By James K. A. Smith (Editor)

Baylor University Press, 9781602580688, 336pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008

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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.

About the Author

James K. A. Smith (Ph.D. Villlanova University) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College.