Credo credit crisis

speculations on faith and money

Laurent Milesi (Editor), Christopher John Müller (Editor), Aidan Tynan (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRowman & Littlefield
Number of pages374
ISBN (Electronic)9781783483822
ISBN (Print)9781783483815, 9781783483808
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Milesi, L., Müller, C. J., & Tynan, A. (Eds.) (2017). Credo credit crisis: speculations on faith and money. London ; New York: Rowman & Littlefield.