Neoliberalism and the biblical voice : Owning and consuming

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Babie, Paul and Trainor, Michael F.. (2018) Neoliberalism and the biblical voice : Owning and consuming Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315697178
AuthorsBabie, Paul and Trainor, Michael F.
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This book compares our contemporary preoccupation with ownership and consumption with the role of property and possessions in the biblical world, contending that Christian theology provides a valuable entry point to discussing the issue of private property--a neoliberal tool with the capacity to shape the world in which we live by exercising control over the planet's resources. Babie and Trainor draw on the teaching on property and possessions of Jesus of Nazareth. They demonstrate how subsequent members of the Jesus movement--the writers of early collection of Jesus sayings (called 'Q'), and the gospels of Mark and Luke--reformulated Jesus' teaching for different contexts that was radical and challenging for their own day. Their view of wealth and possessions continues today to be as relevant as ever. By placing the insights of the Galilean Jesus and the early Jesus movement into conversation with contemporary views on private property and consumer culture, the authors develop legal, philosophical and theological insights, what they describe as 'seven theses', into how our desire for ethical living fares in the neoliberal marketplace.

ISBN9781317449058
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315697178
Web address (URL)https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/acu/detail.action?docID=5164636
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Print05 Dec 2017
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Deposited22 Jun 2021
Year2018
PublisherRoutledge
Place of publicationNew York, New York
London, England
SeriesRoutledge Studies in Religion
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