Endorsements & Reviews-
"We usually think of globalization as a matter of space--a shrinking globe, porous boundaries, flows of capital. In an insight that is jarring and brilliant, Scott Waalkes argues that globalization is also a matter of time. Diagnosing the corrosive construals of time and space in globalized consumer capitalism, Waalkes shows how ancient Christian practices of time-keeping can remake our world and our economic habits, apprenticing us to the One born 'in the fullness of time.' A stellar book that deserves wide attention."
--James K. A. Smith
author of Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation
"In this book Waalkes brings the best of political science and theology to bear on the question of globalization. Waalkes understands that there is more than one way to imagine globalization. In the face of ideologies that treat globalization as fate, Waalkes provocatively argues that Christian liturgical practices provide a truer way of narrating the world. Liturgy can thus help Christians and others to understand and resist the negative effects of globalization. This is an excellent work of practical theology."
--William T. Cavanaugh
author of The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict
"Scott Waalkes has delivered an integrated analysis of global politics, economics, and the church--timely in its descriptions, analyses, and recommendations. He moves smoothly from global abstractions to the particularities of his--and our--everyday, local church life. This book aims to teach and encourage and succeeds admirably at both."
--Michael L. Budde
author of The (Magic) Kingdom of God: Christianity and Global Culture Industries
"This book will challenge you to see Christian worship and the global economy in a fundamentally new way . . . For all Christians who have felt overwhelmed by the tsunami forces of globalization or seduced by the mantra that "time is money," this book offers a word of hope . . . and a practical guide to more faithful forms of worship and discipleship."
--John D. Roth
author of Choosing Against War: A Christian View