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

By Nicholas Boyle

besides the incredible cave in in 1989 of the views imposed through the chilly conflict, the fake certainties of the nationwide and imperial age which formed our collective and person identification fell away in addition. As we strive to regroup and redefine ourselves and our social bonds, we needs to have in mind likely contradictory forces: the fad towards range and pluralism, at the one hand, and the pull towards ever larger unification, at the different. /// during this ebook, Nicholas Boyle bargains ten experiences of the results of the more and more built-in international fiscal constitution for our experience of political, cultural, and private identification. He argues for the deep interconnectedness of politics, faith, philosophy, and literature and their shared inseparability from the industrial base. within the method, he makes use of philosophical and literary rules to set up systematic grounds for optimism approximately an rising supra-national order, aiming to revive the potential of "grand narrative" to our collective prior and destiny. /// besides the fact that, his exploration of the worldwide brain doesn't forget about the numerous haunting own questions raised by way of the upheaval of the 90s: Are we greater than shoppers and manufacturers? To what quantity do our nationhood, our gender, our spiritual and cultural affiliations nonetheless outline us? Is a Christian point of view practicable in this type of secular international? Can literature and philosophy make experience of person lives? What position will the highbrow classification play? /// Boyle takes a detailed examine Germany and Britain, their transformations 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, identifying the trails probably to guide to justice and peace will reform our shattered feel of identity.

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