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Consumerism and spirituality

Summary

William Cavanaugh assesses the religion of consumerism.

Summary

William Cavanaugh assesses the religion of consumerism.

William Cavanaugh is an associate Professor of Theology at the University of St Thomas in Minnesota and the author of several books which offer a Christian critique of various aspects of Western Culture including The Myth of Religious Violence and Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire.

CPX spoke to him about why he believes that the idea that religion causes violence is a secularist myth, the spirituality of shopping, what he thinks of the GFC and what he thinks would be a better economic future.