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BOOK REVIEW: Michael Barnett and Janice Gross Stein (eds.), Sacred aid: faith and humanitarianism, Oxford University Press, 2012, 258 pages, ISBN: 978-19-991609-2

Larysa Kovryk-Tokar ()
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Larysa Kovryk-Tokar: Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine

Eastern Journal of European Studies, 2014, vol. 5(2), pages 185-190

Abstract: The modern world is extremely complex and intricate web of connections, relationships, processes in which a person can not always find its meaning. Extensive financial, technological and information capabilities provide comfort to many people, who lost for the understanding of certain values, faith in goodness, altruism, help to people in need. As a result - we become stale, corrupt, or lose faith in God or in humanity that, in fact, can lead to the destruction of human as a top of evolution. What fate awaits humanity in such circumstances? This question has no single answer, but at least one way the researchers Michael Barnett and Janice Gross Stein offer in the collective work Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism. This work reveals a Humanitarianism phenomenon in the modern world, its correlation with a faith, secular and sacred, the place and role of religious organisations in carrying out humanitarian activities and etc. The book consists of nine chapters, each of which illustrates the study of several prominent scholars from certain aspects of Humanitarianism that is implicit theoretical value and practical significance of this kind of research papers.

Keywords: humanitarianism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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