Religion, Theology and the Human Sciences by Richard H. RobertsReligion, Theology and the Human Sciences by Richard H. Roberts

Religion, Theology and the Human Sciences

byRichard H. Roberts

Paperback | December 17, 2001

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This study explores the religious consequences of the so-called "end of history" and "triumph of capitalism" as they have impinged upon key institutions of social reproduction in recent times. The book explores the imposition of managerial modernity upon successive sectors of society and shows why many people now feel oppressed by systems of management that seem to leave no option but conformity. Richard Roberts attempts to challenge such seamless, oppressive modernity, through a reconfiguration of the religious and spiritual field.
Title:Religion, Theology and the Human SciencesFormat:PaperbackPublished:December 17, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521795087

ISBN - 13:9780521795081


Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Spirits of Capitalism and the Commodification of the Soul: 1. The closed circle: Marxism, Christianity and the 'end of history'; 2. Religion and the 'enterprise culture': the British experience from Thatcher to Blair (1979-1999); 3. Power and empowerment: New Age managers and the dialects of modernity/postmodernity; 4. The end of the university and the last academic?; Part II. Theology and Power in the Matrix of Modernity/Postmodernity: 5. Lord, bondsman, and churchman: integrity, identity and power in Anglicanism; 6. Ruling the body: the care of souls in a managerial church; 7. Theology and the social sciences; Part III. Religion and Social Science: Identity, Globalisation and the Transmutations of the Religious Field: 8. The souls of Europe: identity, religion and theology; 9. Globalized religion: the Parliament of the World's Religions (Chicago 1993) in theoretical perspective; 10. Time, virtuality and the goddess: transmutations of the religious field; Conclusion: 11. Identity as vocation: the prospect for religion.

Editorial Reviews

"Roberts's critical analysis is compelling and worth the effort...his perceptive analysis of the capitalist times in which we live makes this book worth the read." Interpretation