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

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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)

About the Author

Kathy Vandergrift teaches public ethics to university students and advocates for the rights of children.