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  • Published: 6 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241958698
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

God is Back

How the Global Rise of Faith is Changing the World



'This urgently relevant book succeeds triumphantly in demolishing the myth of an emerging secular civilization' John Gray, New Statesman

As the world becomes more modern, it is not becoming more secular. Instead, on the street and in the corridors of power, religion is surging. As God is Back shows, for better or for worse, faith is on the increase - fuelled by an American-style model of personal, customer-driven, aggressively marketed religion.

Shining a light on this huge, hidden world of faith, from Californian megachurches to exorcisms in Sao Paulo, from China's aspirant middle-class Christians to mosques in Nigeria, this book shows that if you want to understand the modern world, you cannot afford to ignore God - whether you believe in Him or not.

  • Published: 6 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241958698
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the authors

John Micklethwait

John Micklethwait is based in London as the US editor of the Economist; Adrian Wooldridge is based in the US, as the same magazine's Washington correspondent, and is a quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. They have written about business and politics across the world and are the author of an award-winning book on management gurus, The Witch Doctors, which was an international bestseller and translated into eight languages.

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