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William T. Cavanaugh

Autor/a de Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire

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William T. Cavanaugh is director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology and professor of Catholic studies at DePaul University. His other books include Being Consumed and The Myth of Religious Violence. James K.A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he mostra'n més also holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. His previous books include How (Not) to Be Secular and You Are What You Love. mostra'n menys

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Miti i dhunës fetare është pikëpamje dhe qëndrim që beson se "feja" është një fenomen endemik në të gjitha kulturat dhe epokat e njerëzimit, i veçuar nga fushat e tjera të aktivitetit njerëzor që, si politika apo ekonomia, klasifikohen si "shekullare". Sipas kësaj pikëpamjeje, feja ka prirje për dhunë dhe është absolutiste, irracionale dhe për rrjedhojë e nxit atë.
BibliotekaFeniks | Nov 28, 2023 |
Very well written at a popular level. Switches modes fluidly between interrogating and appropriating the likes of Balthasar and Augustine, to utilizing tangible contemporary and pop culture illustrations.

Only weakness is his drifting in and out of awareness of the nature of his own thesis, especially when engaging Milton Friedman's thought. He is never really at direct odds with Friedman, and sometimes he's aware of this, then he'll turn around and imagine a conflict where none exists.

His observations about the limitations of capitalism, the nature of our consumerist culture, and the way the Eucharist opens up a real space for an alternative, or a more specific and true sort of consumption (where progressivism can't) is brilliant.

Overall: readable, engaging, and smart.
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Duffyevsky | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 19, 2022 |
As the stars suggest, I thought the book was "okay." Cavanaugh tackles an extremely important topic for Christians today - and arguably the most pressing issue for the American church today. He provides a handful of helpful insights on how desire, economics, and God interact. His explanation on how we become detached from production, producers, and even our products (basically all of chapter 2) is especially observant. However, I felt that he fails to provide enough substance, or practical advice on how we are to respond to the pervasive influence of consumerism on our thinking and actions. Further, I felt like he should have delved deeper into the issues of how consumerism have permeated church practices today. All in all, it was a good book with plenty to chew on, but most of what he said is fairly commonplace in the conversation on consumerism's influence. I would have liked a book that takes things to the next level.… (més)
nrt43 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Dec 29, 2020 |
A selection of nearly 50 pieces grouped into 11 sections each with an introduction this contains some of the best recent writing on Christian faith and politics.
ajgoddard | Jun 2, 2020 |



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