Item description for Christ and Consumerism: A Critical Analysis of the Spirit of the Age by Craig G. Bartholomew & Thorsten Moritz...
Consumerism is not merely a way of life -- it is increasingly recognized as a framework through which people find their identity and sense of belonging in society. Christians are called to be "salt and light" in society. If we are to take this command seriously and be zealous for the reputation of God's character in our day, we must test the "spirit of the age" and analyze the forces and ideologies that shape our culture. If we don't, there is a danger that we will become so accustomed to our consumerist culture that it, rather than the convictions at the heart of what God has called us to be, will shape our lives.Issues regarding consumerism are considered from biblical, ethical, sociological and economic viewpoints and suggestions offered about how Christians can positively respond to the prevailing ethic today.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 9" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2000
Publisher AUTHENTIC UK
ISBN 0853649871 ISBN13 9780853649878
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More About Craig G. Bartholomew & Thorsten Moritz
Craig G. Bartholomew (PhD, University of Bristol) is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, and principal of the Paideia Centre for Public Theology. Michael W. Goheen (PhD, University of Utrecht) is director of theological education at the Missional Training Center and scholar in residence for the Surge Network of Churches-Phoenix. He is also adjunct professor of mission and theology at Redeemer Seminary, Dallas. Bartholomew and Goheen are coauthors of Living at the Crossroads and Christian Philosophy.