9780143116837

God Is Back : How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143116837

  • ISBN10:

    0143116835

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/30/2010
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Summary

Two writers for "Economist" magazine show how and why religion is booming around the world and reveal its vast effects on the global economy, politics, and more.

Author Biography

John Micklethwait is the editor in chief of The Economist.
Adrian Wooldridge is The Economist's Washington bureau chief and Lexington columnist. Together they have authored four books, including The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Two Roads to Modernity
The European Way: The Necessity of Atheismp. 31
The American Way I: The Chosen Nation (1607-1900)p. 55
The American Way II: Surviving the Acids of Modernity (1880-2000)p. 79
Bush, Blair, Obama and the God Gap (2000-2008)p. 109
God's Country
Pray, Rabbit, Pray: Soulcraft and the American Dreamp. 143
The God Business: Capitalism and the Rise of Religionp. 170
Empires of the Mind: God and the Intellectualsp. 192
God's Empire
Exporting America's Godp. 213
All That Is Holy Is Profaned: Exporting American Materialismp. 243
God's Wars
The Bible Versus the Koran: The Battle of the Books and the Future of Two Faithsp. 265
The New Wars of Religionp. 297
The Culture Wars Go Globalp. 322
Conclusion: Learning to Live with Religionp. 352
Acknowledgmentsp. 374
Notesp. 376
Indexp. 392
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