Understanding Tomorrow

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Categories: Spiritual/Religion
Publisher: United Methodist Publishing House/Abingdon Press | Date published: 02/02/2002


We are living in "The Big Revolution"--a time when the rights of the individual are expanding and the cultural pressures lessoning. we are immersed in liberation, rebellion, and abandonment of tradition. With so many factors now at work shaping changes in tomorrow's world, what will the twenty-first century be like? Where is America headed? Lyle Schaller helps the reader understand these changes, the increasing complexity of society, and what the future may hold. In eighteen concise insights, he identifies the central issues of tomorrow and reveals some of their implications and possible consequences. What do we need to know and do about changes such as the shift from survival to identity, the change from verbal to visual communication, the declining birth rate, "the missing 700,000," the new immigration, the urban exodus, and the growing demand for participation? The need to be informed about the future grows more important each day, and this insight-filled book, backed by facts, will help you better understand tomorrow and the impact it will have on you and on future generations.

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