globalization

Books

Shaping Public Theology, by Max L. Stackhouse

The essays in this volume provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to Max Stackhouse's thought, and they raise provocative questions about how we are constructing public theology today.

Books

The Market Economy and Christian Ethics, by Peter H. Sedgwick

Peter Sedgwick has provided a fine service in reviewing a vast number of sources related to economic life today, though the title of his book should have been Consumption, Work and Human Identity: A Treatise in Christian Anthropology.

Books

The unanchored self

The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home, by Pico Iyer

Books

Exporting mental illness

An impoverished doctor in an Alpine valley of hearty people, lures a naive country boy into his examining room, shows him frightening anatomical charts of the mysteries within, and awakens fears about hiccups and hair loss, acne and gas pains. According to this old French fable, the boy leaves clutching a bottle of medicine and carrying alarming stories to pass along.

Books

Global influence

There is a story told about the alleged waning of Christianity that has been popular among secularists since the late 19th century.