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Buying God: Consumerism and Theology

Buying God: Consumerism and Theology
Drawing on the Church's rich traditions of social liturgy, this book calls on the Christian community to renew its confidence and strength in proclaiming the good news.
Our Price: £16.99
ISBN/EAN: 9780334056744
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Publisher: SCM Press
Author: Eve Poole
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Uniting theoretical work on theology, capitalism and consumerism with a scheme of detailed practical action, the book explores how we can can wean ourseles off the material and on to the eternal, through prayer, example and vibrant social action. Christians are deeply concerned about consumerism, but lack the tools to be able to engage robustly in the debate about its future. Economists obfuscate, politicians polarise, and church leaders bluff. While desire to consume is a fundamentally human trait, consumerism offers only illusory satisfaction. Yet Christianity is unusually well-equipped to lead the fight against Mammon's most alluring secular narratives. Consumerism is human action, so it can be redemptive just as it can be parasitical. We need to consume for God instead. The book is in two parts: Part 1 - How to do theology (in four chapters), and Part 2 - God and consumerism, in a further four chapters. It concludes with a list of resources - practical approaches to keeping the upper hand with consumerism. The book is described as thought provoking and as providing the reader opportunity to reflect seriously from a theological perspective about their own conumerism; and as a magnificent contribution to the church. Drawing on the Church's rich traditions of Social Liturgy, 'Buying God' calls on the Christian community to renew its confidence and strength in proclaiming this good news. Uniting theoretical work on theology, capitalism and consumerism with a scheme of detailed practical action, the book explores how we can wean ourselves off the material and on to the eternal, through prayer, example, and vibrant social action.
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