Healing a Broken World: Globalization and God

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Fortress Press - Religion - 236 pages
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While spirituality is still thought to be primarily a personal quest for holiness and religious experience, it might be thought mere narcissism in an era of widespread need. Moe-Lobeda shows how the advent of globalization places a new horizon on the spiritual quest but, at the same time, has caused an enervation of people's sense of moral agency. What can I, one person, do to affect such a massive and systemic shift? Far from being a flight from the world, she argues, the classic Christian contemplative tradition can ignite critical vision and creative resistance to the seemingly inevitable march of globalization.
  

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Contents

Introduction to Globalization
19
The PoliticalEconomic Argument
21
SocialTheoretical Framework and Ideological Context
23
Historical Trajectories
24
Threats Posed by Globalization
27
Disabling Democracy Subordinating Democratic Political Power to Economic Power
30
Key Concepts and Premise
31
The Dominant Paradigm of Globalization Disables Democracy
39
A Map
101
Cosmic Communio as Subversive Moral Agency
109
Luthers Limitations Our Limitations and Beyond
130
In Sum
131
Invitation
133
A Different and Subversive Story
136
In Sum
150
Methodological Guideposts
151

Implications
44
Ideological Underpinnings NeoLiberalism and Social Amnesia
46
Market Myths
48
Roots of Global Free Market Ideology
63
Disabling Moral Agency
65
Martin Luther Earths Creatures Filled to the Utmost with God
73
A Center of Luthers Ethics
74
Indwelling Christ as Source of Subversive Moral Agency
82
Ideological Dimensions That Undermine Subversive Moral Agency in Luther
95
Subversive Moral Agency Today God Flowing and Pouring into All Things
100
Methodological Fault Lines
152
The Aims of the Project
156
Location Communities of Accountability and Intended Audiences
157
Guiding Theoretical Principles
158
Methodological Problems and Working Resolutions
164
In Sum
171
Notes
173
Acknowledgments
229
Index
231
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