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The Christian Consumer: Living Faithfully in a Fragile World

Laura M. Hartman

Abstract

At the root of concerns about consumerism and its social, spiritual, and environmental impact is a fundamental confusion about consumption itself. Consumption, the physical throughput of materials through human lives, is essential for life. A robust model of ethical consumption provides an effective antidote for the excesses of consumerism. This book provides one such model, drawn from the Christian tradition. Rather than looking to ethical theory, conclusions arise from the lived practice and theological reflections of exemplary Christians throughout history (among them, Francis of Assisi, Th ... More

Keywords: consumption, christian, ethics, consumerism, Francis of Assisi, Woolman, John, White, Ellen G, Bulgakov, Sergei, Day, Dorothy, Sider, Ronald

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199746422
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746422.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura M. Hartman, author
Augustana College

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