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Reader-Submitted Review: Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World by Miroslav Volf


Miroslav Volf, a leading ethicist, takes on the arguments that religion creates more problems than it solves globally and should be privatized. Beyond freedom of religion for all, Volf provides evidence for a positive and wide-ranging role in shaping globalization. Nihilism, says Volf, is the genuine threat in the context of market-driven globalization, not other religions. Drawing on history, personal experience, and deep Christian convictions, Volf outlines a pluralistic path for religions to contribute to the flourishing of creation and reconciliation instead of violence. His is a hopeful, practical, and realistic voice in a time of great uncertainty and growing questions about the role of religion in society. (Yale University Press)

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