Publisher description for The earthist challenge to economism : a theological critique of the World Bank / John B. Cobb, Jr.

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Western society has moved from a period in which Christianity was the dominant spiritual force to one of nationalism, then to making the economy the object of public devotion. Today this is challenged by those seeking the health of the Earth and all its inhabitants. The World Bank is the economistic institution most open to Earthist concerns. This book evaluates the Bank's potential for leadership in broadening public goals from narrowly economic goods to inclusive ones.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: World Bank, Economics Religious aspects Christianity, Economic man, Sustainable development, Environmental degradation