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7. Neo-liberal economic theory goes by various names, such as ‘economic rationalism’ or the ‘Washington consensus’. It is actively promoted by institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and involves the privatization of public assets, reduced government spending, the removal of trade barriers and the development of an export-oriented economy. 8. htm. 9. Jan Aart Scholte, Globalization: A Critical Introduction (London: Macmillan, 2000), 15. 10. See, for example, Kelly Lawig, ‘Overcoming Globalization: The Root of Violence’, The Ecumenical Review 55:3 (2003), 244–56.
The recurrent, just and sustainable supply of vital values is a function of existing economic, technological and political structures. Practical intelligence creates new situations, new technologies, new political and economic systems which change existing patterns of distribution of vital values, creating new opportunities for human living. These new social values must be sustained by developments in cultural values which help us ‘make sense’ of the new emerging social reality. These new cultural values demand new levels of personal integrity if the social and cultural matrix is not to be subverted by old alliances and corruptions, which also necessitates religious development capable of sustaining and addressing new and continuously changing situations.
48. Redemptoris missio, n. 15 (henceforth RM – emphasis added). Or as David Bosch puts it, Jesus’s preaching of and action towards the Kingdom launches ‘an all-out attack on evil in all its manifestations’; see David Bosch, Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1991), 32. 49. Mark Hutchinson, ‘Telescopes and Mirrors: Why a Project on Evangelicalism & Globalization’, in A Global Faith: Essays on Evangelicalism & Globalization, ed. Mark Hutchinson and Ogbu Kalu (Sydney: Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity, 1998), 23.
Globalization and the Mission of the Church by Neil J. Ormerod, Shane Clifton