Subverting Greed

Religious Perspectives on the Global Economy

Co-edited by Paul F. Knitter and Chandra Muzaffar
Developed by the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century (now the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue)
Published by Orbis Books, 2002


Subverting Greed: Religious Perspectives on the Global Economy is a collection of insightful essays by distinguished scholars of religion--all of whom are also practitioners of the religious traditions they examine. The essays consider the economic impact of globalization through the unique lenses of each religion, defining common problems and proposing common solutions in the process.

Subverting Greed is a useful addition and corrective to the typical discussion of global economics, which is often preoccupied with simplistic celebrations of material growth. By focusing on the human, communal, and spiritual dimensions of globalization and global economic justice, the essays in Subverting Greed will help students develop a more balanced and nuanced understanding of our world.

"The writers in this slim but incisive volume have thrown a very powerful torchlight onto the critical issues regarding the negative aspects of globalization as they appear from the vantage point of various religious perspectives. Any attempt to focus the attention of Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Confucians and African traditionalists is likely to be a challenge. In this case it is a challenge which succeeds by focusing attention on the globalization of the culture of greed."
- Nur Yalman, World Affairs Journal

  • Learn more about Subverting Hatred, Subverting Greed's companion volume in the Orbis Books Faith Meets Faith series.  

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