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Credo credit crisis: speculations on faith and money

Tynan, Aidan, Milesi, Laurent and Muller, Christopher John, eds. 2017. Credo credit crisis: speculations on faith and money. Critical Perspectives on Theory, Culture and Politics, Rowman and Littlefield.

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Abstract

Money facilitates the rites and rituals we perform in everyday life. More than a mere medium of exchange or a measure of value, it is the primary means by which we manifest a faith unique to our secular age. But what happens when individual belief (credo, ‘I’ believe) and the systems into which it is bound (credit, ‘it’ believes) enter into crisis? Where did the sacredness of money come from, and does it have a future? Why do we talk about debt and repayment in overtly moral terms? How should a theological critique of capitalism proceed today? With the effects of the 2008 economic crises continuing to be felt across the world, this volume brings together some of the most important contemporary voices in philosophy, literature, theology, and critical and cultural theory together in one volume to assert the need to interrogate and broaden the terms of the theological critique of capitalism.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield
ISBN: 9781783483808
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Last Modified: 11 Nov 2020 11:30
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/99179

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