Christian Consumer Living Faithfully in a Fragile World

ISBN-10: 0199746427

ISBN-13: 9780199746422

Edition: 2011

Authors: Laura M. Hartman

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List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/29/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Laura M. Hartman is Assistant Professor of Religion at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.

Introduction: Consumption Matters
Consumerism Distinguished from Consumption
Consumption: Beyond Sociology
Refining the Definition
The Moral Import of Consumption
Four Considerations
Methods, Perspective, and Audience
To Avoid Sin
Consumption Practices of Francis, Woolman, and Sider
Asceticism, Poverty, and Simplicity
Complicity in Consumption
The Economy of Avoiding Sin
The Importance of Avoiding Sin in Consumption
To Embrace Creation
The Earth Is Fruitful and Blessings Abound
Human Hungers Are Not Sinful
We Should Consume with Gratitude, Savoring, and Sharing
Wealth May Be Virtuous
We Are God's Beloved Children
Good Stewardship of Blessings
Consumption and Creation
To Love the Neighbor
What Is Love?
Love of Self
Love of Close Others
Love of Somewhat Distant Others
Love of Place
Love of Faraway Others
Love of God
Envisioning a Better Life for All Neighbors
To Envision the Future
Sabbath Keeping
Who Observes the Sabbath?
What Does Sabbath Keeping Entail?
How Observing a Sabbath Affects Consumption
What It Means to Take the Eucharist
What Makes the Eucharist Eschatological?
What the Eucharist Teaches about Consumption
Beyond Bread and Wine
Sabbath, Eucharist, and Visions of the Future
Conclusion: Considered Consumption
Four Considerations
Considerations Working Together: Three Contemporary Authors
An Ethics of Discernment
Some Examples: Transportation and Meat
Consumerism Revisited
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