"Globalization has created great discontinuities. Its passion for profit is making
people more acquisitive in terms of status, power and the yearning for consumer goods.
There is a sense of disorientation and helplessness that is reflected in the increasing
distorted religiosity among people. This book offers a fresh look at the phenomenon of
globalization and religion. The various chapters in this book offer an overwhelming
influence of globalization cultural dimensions of life, religion, identities, environment,
and education and on marginalized communities.
While the economic and political impact of globalization has been studied
substantially, the unique contribution of this book is the focus on the cultural impact of
globalization. The book also studies the aggressive economic policies and growth
strategies which push people to turn to religion as a scapegoat which leads to the
resurgence of religion in the globalized world of today. The book asks certain pertinent
questions like whether such religiosity has resulted in lesser corruption, more ethical
way of living and deeper humanization process. These reflections in the book will help the
readers to respond proactively to the emerging crisis of today. This book will be
insightful reading for sociologists, anthropologists, missionaries and social workers for
thier efforts towards building a more humane society today."