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

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Baker Academic, May 1, 2007 - Religion - 256 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
In the Shadows of Progress
15
Myth Ideology and Idolatry
31
Ideologies That Spearhead Radical Change
47
Fear Longing and Trust
57
Material Progress and Prosperity Unshackled
85
Guaranteed Security
99
Two Paths before Us
127
Colliding Ideologies
133
Globalization
139
The Rise of Social Paradoxes and Structural
157
9
169
Notes
207
Acknowledgments
243
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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.

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