Evangelicals and Capitalism: Cultural Despisers and Cultural Accommodators

Cultural Despisers William Connolly, in his 2008 work Capitalism and Christianity, American Style, sets out firstly to diagnose how the ‘capitalist project’ has been perverted and warped by its resonant relationship with conservative right-wing Christian religious beliefs.[1] The religious right within Evangelicalism in America in relation to capitalism has given rise to a variety of pathological behaviours. Central to this contention and diagnosis is that, whilst early capitalist... Read More

Podcast with Daniel Bell on Capitalism and Desire

(Due to a scheduling error, this is just posting today, but it should have posted on Thursday. Our apologies.) Last November saw the release of the excellent and illuminating (and convicting) book by Daniel Bell Jr.,–the latest in the Church and Postmodern Culture Series–The Economy of Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World. Bell’s book features interactions with Deleuze and Foucault, as well as exhibits Bell’s breadth and depth at navigating... Read More