A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics by Hans Kung

A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics

byHans KungTranslated byJohn Bowden

Hardcover | January 1, 1998

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As the twentieth century draws to a close and the rush to globalization gathers momentum, political and economic considerations are crowding out vital ethical questions about the shape of our future. Now, Hans Kung, one of the world's preeminent Christian theologians, explores theseissues in a visionary and cautionary look at the coming global society. How can the new world order of the twenty first century avoid the horrors of the twentieth? Will nations form a real community or continue to aggressively pursue their own interests? Will the Machiavellian approaches of the past prevail over idealism and a more humanitarian politics? Whatrole can religion play in a world increasingly dominated by transnational corporations? Kung tackles these and many other questions with the insight and moral authority that comes from a lifetime's devotion to the search for justice and human dignity. Arguing against both an amoral realpolitik andan immoral resurgence of laissez faire economics, Kung defines a comprehensive ethic founded on the bedrock of mutual respect and humane treatment of all beings that would encompass the ecological, legal, technological, and social patterns that are reshaping civilization. If we are going to have aglobal economy, a global technology, a global media, Kung argues, we must also have a global ethic to which all nations, and peoples of the most varied backgrounds and beliefs, can commit themselves. "The world," he says, "is not going to be held together by the Internet." For anyone concerned about the world we are creating, A Global Ethic for Global Politics and Economics offers equal measures of informed analysis, compassionate foresight, and wise counsel.

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Hans Kung is President of the Global Ethic Foundation, and author of Global Responsibility, Judaism, Credo: The Apostles Creed Explained for Today, and many other works.
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Title:A Global Ethic for Global Politics and EconomicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.3 × 1.3 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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For anyone concerned about the world we are creating, this book, written by one of the most important living theologians, offers a cautionary look at the coming global society