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.
James K. A. Smith (Ph.D. Villlanova University) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College. The author and editor of more than five books, including, most recently, Who's Afraid of Postmodernism?: Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church (2006), and Jacques Derrida: Live Theory (2005).
Part I: Introduction 1 - Secularity, Globalization, and the Re-enchantment of the World - James K. A. Smith Part II: Rethinking Secularity, Secularization, and Globalization 2 - The Gift of Ruling: Secularization and Political Authority - John Milbank 3 - The Time Between: Redefining the "Secular" in Contemporary Debate - Michael S. Horton 4 - Probing the Links between Security and Secularization - Ronald A. Kuipers and Mebs Kanji 5 - Alienated Masterpiece: Adornoas Contribution to a Transformative Social Theory - Lambert Zuidervaart Part III: Boundaries and Borders in a Globalized World 6 - Space, Place, and the Gospel: Theological Exploration in the Anthropocene Era - Iain Wallace 7 - The Duty of Care to Refugees, Christian Cosmopolitanism, and the Hallowing of Bare Life - Luke Bretherton 8 - "Faith" as Mediator in Legitimizing Global Market Integration? A Preliminary Probe - J. David Richardson 9 - Globalization and the Problem of the Nature/Culture Boundary - Janel Curry Part IV: Practices of Re-enchantment 10 - Religion after Democracy - Graham Ward 11 - Celebrating the Church Year as a Constructive Response to Globalization - Scott Waalkes 12 - Agrarianism after Modernity: An Opening for Grace - Norman Wirzba Notes Contributors Index