By James W. Skillen,Alice-Catherine Carls,Charles L. Glenn,Dennis R. Hoover,Rodney D. Ludema,Steven E. Meyer,Max L. Stackhouse
The essays during this quantity achieve past the mere description of phenomena to discover deeper currents of institutional breakdown and competing cultural drives which are appreciably reshaping our international. masking subject matters starting from the hot Silk highway to adjustments at school governance around the globe, the authors supply a serious, historically-informed evaluate of the varied dynamics which are undermining or nullifying present paradigms of inspiration and motion. Drawing on their assorted backgrounds in economics, foreign affairs, ethics, historical past, schooling, and faith, the authors proportion the conviction that long-standing assumptions a few state-centered, secular-tending, economically converging global are in huge degree unsuitable. A paradigm shift is needed if we're to appreciate and constructively form the twenty-first century world.