Transportation, telecommunications and the internet are all part of a process of globalisation that affects every sphere of life. This new phase in human evolution is central to the thinking of Leonardo Boff - one of the founders of Liberation Theology. In 'Global Civilisation' Boff presents a philosophical and theological enquiry into all aspects of globalization - from market forces to politics, military force, technology and science, communication and spirituality. The book describes the revolution taking place - in consciousness, the meaning of life, holiness, the economy, politics, culture, work standards, and ethics. Boff explores the contribution of Christianity to the "new global civilisation" and presents a utopian future for humankind.
Table of Contents
Preface (Clive Pearson and Jione Havea); INTRODUCTION; PART 1 - THE RISE OF A NEW GLOBAL CIVILIZATION; 1. The New Nature of the Technological Progress; 2. The Process of Globalization; 3. The Rise of a New Global Consciousness; 4. The Direction of the Current Globalization Process: Is this the Creation of a Noosphere?; 5. Christianity's Contribution to the New Civilization; 6. Conclusion: Fidelity to the Greatest of the Dreams; PART 2 - THE NEW WORLD ORDER AND CHRISTIANITY; 1. The World Crisis from the Ethical and Political Perspective of the South; 2. The Roots of the World Crisis; 3. Towards a New Alliance; 4. How much does Christianity Help with the Construction of the 21st Century?; 5. Conclusion: We are all Eagles.; PART 3 - Conclusion; Recreating a Utopic Horizon; Bibliography and Further Reading; APPENDICES: A. Earth's Charter; B. The Ages of Globalization; C. The Process of Globalization as a Challenge to Liberal Theology