Abridgment of The Religion of the Future
Roberto Mangabeira Unger's The Religion of the Future is a secular project for spiritual and political revolution. It offers a comprehensive vision of humanity and a program for the refashioning of self and society that will enable each man and woman to live a greater life. Unger exhorts us to embrace the life we have now by recognizing what makes us human rather than attempt to suppress or overcome — as do existing religions — our existential and spiritual limitations. His program involves both political measures to reform the structure of society and a moral component to engage an individual's conduct of life. Unger's vision of the religion of the future offers us more life here and now so that we can become more human by becoming more godlike. This abridgment represents an edited rendition of the original that, although reduced in size, is complete in argument. It contains an extensive introduction to the argument and the author.
Roberto Mangabeira Unger is a philosopher and politician. A revolutionary thinker in a non-revolutionary age, he has been deemed a visionary and one of the world's most influential theorists. The author of nearly two dozen books, his work probes the most fundamental questions of the human and natural worlds. He is active in progressive politics around the world and twice served as the Brazilian Minister of Strategic Affairs.
Macabe Keliher Macabe Keliher is associate professor of history at Southern Methodist University and author of The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China. He is also co-founder of Democracy Policy Network, a program of deep freedom and radical democracy.