Subverting Global Myths Theology and the Public Issues Shaping Our World

ISBN-10: 0830828850
ISBN-13: 9780830828852
Edition: 2008
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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 7/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 6.05" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Vinoth Ramachandra lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He holds both a BS (summa cum laude) and a PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of London. An Anglican lay-theologian, writer, teacher and human rights advocate, he combines multiple interests in his international work with IFES, a global partnership of over 150 university-level Christian movements.

Prologue
Myths of Terrorism
Reaping the Whirlwind
The Globalization of Islamist Militancy
Deconstructing the "War on Terror"
Applying Just-War Reasoning
Needed: Humility and Courageous Imagination
Myths of Religious Violence
Escaping Parochialism
The Complexities of "Religious Violence"
Two Asian Case Studies
Atheist Polemics and Collective Deception
Recovering Christian Integrity
Mutual Criticism
Myths of Human Rights
The Language of Rights
Questioning the Standard Liberal Story
Toward an Alternative Story
Individual Rights
Relationality and Rights
Legislating for Rights
Recovering a Tradition
Myths of Multiculturalism
Understanding Cultures
Multicultural Nationhood
A Defense of Multicultural Society
Reconfiguring the Multicultural State
Secularist Fundamentalism
Rights of Refugees and Asylees
Ethics of Freedom
Myths of Science
Science as Ideology
Two Widespread Myths
Scientific Research and Moral Responsibility
Genetic Engineering
The Return of Eugenics
Post/Transhumanism
Gods or Nothings: The False Choice
Myths of Postcolonialism
Decentering World History
The Colonial Legacy
Postcolonialism
Toward a More Nuanced Understanding
Postcolonialism and Resistance from the Margins
Some Theological Reflections
Notes
Name Index
Subject Index

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