In an era plagued by religious conflict, the Third Edition of Gods in the Global Village directly responds to issues of social problems prevalent in the world today. Lester R. Kurtz focuses on the relationship among the major faith traditions that inform the thinking and ethical standards of most people in the emerging global social order. It provides a sociological tour of the world's major traditions as well as a look at indigenous religions, Gods and bombs, and the role of religion on politics. A Chinese translation of the second edition was recently published by Beijing University Press.
September 29, 2011