Hope in Troubled Times: A New Vision for Confronting Global Crises

Hope in Troubled Times: A New Vision for Confronting Global Crises

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Overview

We want to have it all: financial strength, secure homes, clean air and water for our children. With the latest technological advances available, we deserve to have every dilemma resolved. Isn't that the way it's supposed to work? Hope in Troubled Times dares to say "no."

Poverty, terrorism, and overtaxed land are planetary problems that make even believers despair. But the authors point to Christ as the source of hope. Our choice is obvious. We work together, learning to live unselfishly, or we watch civilization sink further into the abyss. With a foreword by renowned human rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Hope in Troubled Times provides real-world solutions to life-threatening problems. The authors show that with God's guidance we can knock down the idols that stunt clear thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441201683
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 934 KB

About the Author

Bob Goudzwaard (PhD, Erasmus University) is professor emeritus of economics and social philosophy at the Free University of Amsterdam and a former member of the Dutch Parliament. His many books include Globalization and the Kingdom of God.

Mark Vander Vennen (MA, MEd, RSW) is a writer and social worker living in Ontario, Canada.

David Van Heemst (PhD, University of Virginia) is professor of political science at Olivet Nazarene University and the author of two books.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Setting the Stage
1. In the Shadows of Progress
2. Myth, Ideology, and Idolatry
3. Ideologies That Spearhead Radical Change
Segue 1. Fear, Longing, and Trust
Part 2: Contemporary Ideologies in Action
4. Identity Unleashed
5. Material Progress and Prosperity Unshackled
6. Guaranteed Security Segue 2. Two Paths before Us
Part 3: Ominous Spirals
7. Colliding Ideologies
8. Globalization
Segue 3. The Rise of Social Paradoxes and Structural Violence
Part 4: Hope Awakens Life
9. Widening Ways of Economy, Justice, and Peace

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