Who Are We Now?: Christian Humanism and the Global Market by Nicholas Boyle

By Nicholas Boyle

besides the wonderful cave in in 1989 of the views imposed via the chilly warfare, the fake certainties of the nationwide and imperial age which formed our collective and person id fell away in addition. As we attempt to regroup and redefine ourselves and our social bonds, we needs to take note of doubtless contradictory forces: the craze towards variety and pluralism, at the one hand, and the pull towards ever better unification, at the different. /// during this publication, Nicholas Boyle bargains ten reviews of the results of the more and more built-in global monetary constitution for our feel of political, cultural, and private id. He argues for the deep interconnectedness of politics, faith, philosophy, and literature and their shared inseparability from the commercial base. within the strategy, he makes use of philosophical and literary principles to set up systematic grounds for optimism approximately an rising supra-national order, aiming to revive the opportunity of "grand narrative" to our collective earlier and destiny. /// despite the fact that, his exploration of the worldwide brain doesn't forget about the various haunting own questions raised by way of the upheaval of the 90s: Are we greater than shoppers and manufacturers? To what volume do our nationhood, our gender, our non secular and cultural affiliations nonetheless outline us? Is a Christian viewpoint doable in this type of secular global? Can literature and philosophy make feel of person lives? What function will the highbrow category play? /// Boyle takes an in depth examine Germany and Britain, their changes and transforming into similarity. He discusses, between others, Thatcher, Fukuyama, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, and Seamus Heaney. Boyle asserts that because the global turns into much less divided yet extra disparate, and its order much less draconian yet extra precarious, settling on the trails probably to guide to justice and peace will reform our shattered feel of identity.

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