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Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire
     

Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire

by William T. Cavanaugh
 

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ISBN-10: 0802845614

ISBN-13: 9780802845610

Pub. Date: 03/17/2008

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

Should Christians be for or against the free market? For or against globalization? How are we to live in a world of scarcity? William Cavanaugh uses Christian resources to incisively address basic economic matters — the free market, consumer culture, globalization, and scarcity — arguing that we should not just accept these as givens but should instead

Overview

Should Christians be for or against the free market? For or against globalization? How are we to live in a world of scarcity? William Cavanaugh uses Christian resources to incisively address basic economic matters — the free market, consumer culture, globalization, and scarcity — arguing that we should not just accept these as givens but should instead change the terms of the debate.

Among other things, Cavanaugh discusses how God, in the Eucharist, forms us to consume and be consumed rightly. Examining pathologies of desire in contemporary "free market" economies, Being Consumed puts forth a positive and inspiring vision of how the body of Christ can engage in economic alternatives. At every turn, Cavanaugh illustrates his theological analysis with concrete examples of Christian economic practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802845610
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/17/2008
Pages:
115
Sales rank:
274,618
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
Freedom and Unfreedom     1
Detachment and Attachment     33
The Global and the Local     59
Scarcity and Abundance     89
Index     101

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