No Rising Tide

No Rising Tide

by Joerg Rieger
     
 

Even though economic downturns are still followed by upturns, fewer people benefit from them. As a result, economic crisis is an everyday reality that permanently affects all levels of our lives. The logic of downturn, developed in this book, helps make sense of what is going on, as the economy shapes us more deeply than we had ever realized, not only our finances and… See more details below

Overview

Even though economic downturns are still followed by upturns, fewer people benefit from them. As a result, economic crisis is an everyday reality that permanently affects all levels of our lives. The logic of downturn, developed in this book, helps make sense of what is going on, as the economy shapes us more deeply than we had ever realized, not only our finances and our work, but also our relationships, our thinking, and even our hopes and desires. Religion is one arena shaped by economics and thus part of the problem but, as Joerg Rieger shows, it might also hold one of the keys for providing alternatives, since it points to energies for transformation and justice. Rieger's hopeful perspective unfolds in stark contrast to an economy and a religion that thrive on mounting inequality and differences of class.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800664596
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
237,486
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 No rising tide : religion, economics, and empire 1

Ch. 2 The logic of downturn : class matters in religion and economics 29

Ch. 3 God and the free-market economy 60

Ch. 4 Consuming desire vs. resisting desire 89

Ch. 5 Rethinking God and the world 122

Conclusion The turning of the tide : theology, religion, and economics 154

Notes 163

Index 187

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