Eugene McCarraher challenges the conventional view of capitalism as a force for disenchantment.
Author: Eugene McCarraher
Publisher: Belknap Press
Category: Business & Economics
Eugene McCarraher challenges the conventional view of capitalism as a force for disenchantment. From Puritan and evangelical valorizations of profit to the heavenly Fordist city, the mystically animated corporation, and the deification of the market, capitalism has hijacked our intrinsic longing for divinity, laying hold to our souls.
... which information and behavior is organized around the central goal of the
acquisition of consumer items, commodities are deeply imbued with magic.
eugene Mccarraher's work on the enchantments of Mammon demonstrates
Author: Joel Halldorf
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In the world, but not of the world--this has been the motto of the Free Church tradition. But to what extent can freedom and independence from the world be realized in modernity, and how have these churches fared so far? These are the questions with which this book wrestles. The particular focus is Sweden, where a state-facilitated hypermodernity has created what some call the most modern nation in the world. The Swedish free churches have in many ways succumbed to the pressure of the modern welfare state and as a consequence lost their distinctive voice. The argument of this book is that the rediscovery of practices left behind might be a way for these churches to recover a solid, particular, and deeply Christian identity. In dialogue with William T. Cavanaugh, the authors argue for a return to concrete, social practices: asceticism, table grace, written prayers, a turn to tradition, and the Eucharist. Here are lost treasures that might prove invaluable for the modern church at large, with her dual citizenship in the modern nation-state and the kingdom of heaven.
Eugene McCarraher, “God and Mammon, Incorporated,” Raritan 37:1 (Summer
2017): 101–17. Eugene McCarraher, The Enchantments of Mammon: Capitalism
as the Religion of Modernity (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019).
Author: Samuel Morris Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith, claimed to have translated ancient scriptures. He dictated an American Bible from metal plates reportedly buried by ancient Jews in a nearby hill, and produced an Egyptian "Book of Abraham" derived from funerary papyri he extracted from a collection of mummies he bought from a traveling showman. In addition, he rewrote sections of the King James Version as a "New Translation" of the Bible. Smith and his followers used the term translation to describe the genesis of these English scriptures, which remain canonical for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Whether one believes him or not, the discussion has focused on whether Smith's English texts represent literal translations of extant source documents. On closer inspection, though, Smith's translations are far more metaphysical than linguistic. In Joseph Smith's Translation, Samuel Morris Brown argues that these translations express the mystical power of language and scripture to interconnect people across barriers of space and time, especially in the developing Mormon temple liturgy. He shows that Smith was devoted to an ancient metaphysics--especially the principle of correspondence, the concept of "as above, so below"--that provided an infrastructure for bridging the human and the divine as well as for his textual interpretive projects. Joseph Smith's projects of metaphysical translation place Mormonism at the productive edge of the transitions associated with shifts toward "secular modernity." This transition into modern worldviews intensified, complexly, in nineteenth-century America. The evolving legacies of Reformation and Enlightenment were the sea in which early Mormons swam, says Brown. Smith's translations and the theology that supported them illuminate the power and vulnerability of the Mormon critique of American culture in transition. This complex critique continues to resonate and illuminate to the present day.
McCarraher, Eugene (forthcoming) The Enchantments of Mammon: Corporate
Capitalism and the American Moral Imagination. Percy, Walker (1991) Signposts
in a Strange Land, ed. Patrick Samway (New York: The Noonday Press). Smith ...
Author: Stanley Hauerwas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Featuring updates, revisions, and new essays from various scholars within the Christian tradition, The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics, Second Edition reveals how Christian worship is the force that shapes the moral life of Christians. Features new essays on class, race, disability, gender, peace, and the virtues Includes a number of revised essays and a range of new authors The innovative and influential approach organizes ethical themes around the shape of Christian worship The original edition is the most successful to-date in the Companions to Religion series
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“The enchantment of Mammon: Notes toward a Theological History of Capitalism.
” Modern Theology 21 (2005) 429 61. Meeks, M. douglas. “economy and the
Future of liberation Theology in North America.” Pages 43 59 in 43 59 inin ...
Author: Francis Ching-Wah Yip
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Political Science
"Examines Paul Tillich's critical interpretation of capitalism and cultural modernity, highlighting the context of his theology in relation to the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School, and finally drawing on Jèurgen Moltmann and âEmile Durkheim to develop Tillich's insights into a critical view of capitalism as a global religion and as the culture of modern society"--Provided by publisher.
Distance would not destroy the enchantment of her millions , and the trail of
luminous memories she left behind her would not soon lose its lustre . With her
heart in her throat Bella knocked at the door of her brilliant cousin , who was
How does he make haste to be rich ! the other : ye cannot serve God and mammon . ” how great the eagerness and the anxiety painted Who , then , is the
servant of God ; and what is in his countenance ! If he can but attain the the
nature of the ...
A dozen devotees may supplicate a dozen different deities, all theoretically
omnipotent, yet, lacking the saving grace of Mammon, the children of each may
grow up like rodents in the midst of a world well dotted with temples and
mosques and ...
Author: John Gneisenau Neihardt
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The creative energy that would in time produce A Cycle of the West and Black Elk Speaks is apparent in his first book, The Divine Enchantment, published in 1990 when he was nineteen years old. It can be viewed as an early version of the philosophy of spiritual awareness that Neihardt articulated twenty-five years later in Poetic Values. They are reprinted together for the first time in this Landmark Edition. A narrative poem bursting with youthful enthusiasm, The Divine Enchantment reveals Neihardt not as an ordinary poet but as a visionary bard. Inspired by his reading of Eastern philosophy, it is a Hindu myth with Christian parallels. The virgin heroine, Devanaguy, fulfills prophecy in bearing Krishna, the incarnation of Vishnu, in spite of imprisonment by a jealous and fearful king. Neihardt?s vision of the union of spirit and matter, of reason and higher consciousness, introduces themes he was to expand on in his later writings. Poetic Values, a series of lectures published in 1925, speaks of the common need for self-enlightenment. Drawing on sources ranging from the Upanishads to psychology textbooks, Neihardt argues that poetry can provide a balanced philosophy to live by in bridging the gap between Western materialism and Eastern otherworldliness. Poetry links the objective with the subjective, the real with the imaginary, and for the reader of Poetic Values, as for the heroine of The Divine Enchantment, the highest self-enlightenment comes with self-forgetfulness. Blair Whitney writes that, in comparing these two works, ?one can see [Neihardt?s] strong, consistent development from a boy who loved words and had big dreams to a mature poet who found ways to realize his ideals and to communicate them to a large audience of readers.?
The fading vanities of a fading world have lost their charm with him : the spell, the enchantment is dissolved ; and ... And, now, what is it to serve mammon 1 The
word " mammon," in its literal acceptation, means " riches" ; but, ir a wide and ...
Report and speeches at the [third] annual meeting of the Church Pastoral-aid Society, May 8, 1838.
... the enchantments and of its own . “ The letter killeth ” and invitations of mammon ; for now is today is the culmination of the age the kingdom of mammon
tottering ; of the cross and the rejection of the speedily it must fall , and with it all
And not far was the entrance to Mammon's cave : — From whose rough vault the
ragged branches hung, Embossed with massy gold of glorious gift, And with rich
metal loaded every rift. On one side was a garden, with a silver seat in the ...
Enchantment. of. Wealth. Money has an ancient history in China, but perhaps at
no time did money have greater symbolic ... To many, the proliferation of money
unleashed the hordes of Mammon and ruptured the delicate bonds of reciprocity
Author: Richard von Glahn
Publisher: Univ of California Press
The most striking feature of Wutong, the preeminent God of Wealth in late imperial China, was the deity's diabolical character. Wutong was perceived not as a heroic figure or paragon of noble qualities but rather as an embodiment of humanity's basest vices, greed and lust, a maleficent demon who preyed on the weak and vulnerable. In The Sinister Way, Richard von Glahn examines the emergence and evolution of the Wutong cult within the larger framework of the historical development of Chinese popular or vernacular religion—as opposed to institutional religions such as Buddhism or Daoism. Von Glahn's study, spanning three millennia, gives due recognition to the morally ambivalent and demonic aspects of divine power within the common Chinese religious culture.
In this case , the son leaves the family and learns the brutal reality that mammon
and profligacy do not lead to happiness . Instead , he realizes that familial and
communal interdependence foster unity and stability , factors that contribute to ...
The description of it owes much to Spenser ' s episode of Guyon ' s descent into
the Cave of Mammon in Book 2 of The ... Unlike its literary forebears , however ,
Lewis ' s Underland is not really evil , and when the enchantment is broken the ...
Author: Doris T. Myers
Category: Literary Criticism
A central debate early in the twentieth century concerned the nature of language: was it primarily objective and empirical, as Charles K. Ogden and Ivor A. Richards argued in The Meaning of Meaning, or essentially metaphorical and impressionistic, the approach of Owen Barfield in Poetic Diction? Lewis espoused the latter theory and integrated it into the purpose and style of his fiction.
It is the frightfulest enchantment; too truly a work of the Evil One. To have neither
... Ye shall know that Mammon, in never such gigs and flunkey “respectabilities,”
52 is not the alone God; that of himself he is but a Devil, and even a Brute-god.
Author: Victor Shea
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
Victorian Literature is a comprehensive and fully annotated anthology with a flexible design that allows teachers and students to pursue traditional or innovative lines of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts. Represents the period’s major writers of prose, poetry, drama, and more, including Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës Promotes an ideologically and culturally varied view of Victorian society with the inclusion of women, working-class, colonial, and gay and lesbian writers Incorporates recent scholarship with 5 contextual sections and innovative sub-sections on topics like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; sex and sexuality; melodrama and comedy; the Irish question; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print culture Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field with a focus on social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors Includes a fully annotated companion website for teachers and students offering expanded context sections, additional readings from key writers, appendices, and an extensive bibliography
“Nurture Your Soul with Enchantment, Author Says.” Cleveland Plain Dealer, 30
June 1996, ... In God and Mammon: Protestants, Money, and the Market, 1790–
1860, edited by Mark A. Noll, 236–64. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Author: Erin A. Smith
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Since the late nineteenth century, religiously themed books in America have been commercially popular yet scorned by critics. Working at the intersection of literary history, lived religion, and consumer culture, Erin A. Smith considers the largely unexplored world of popular religious books, examining the apparent tension between economic and religious imperatives for authors, publishers, and readers. Smith argues that this literature served as a form of extra-ecclesiastical ministry and credits the popularity and longevity of religious books to their day-to-day usefulness rather than their theological correctness or aesthetic quality. Drawing on publishers' records, letters by readers to authors, promotional materials, and interviews with contemporary religious-reading groups, Smith offers a comprehensive study that finds surprising overlap across the religious spectrum--Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish, liberal and conservative. Smith tells the story of how authors, publishers, and readers reconciled these books' dual function as best-selling consumer goods and spiritually edifying literature. What Would Jesus Read? will be of interest to literary and cultural historians, students in the field of print culture, and scholars of religious studies.
... they wager on the behaviour of money to see whether or not it weill mount the
shoulders of Mammon to see ahead if a ... Most translated into a listener's
remedial sentence after being found guilty by a judge of mellow tenor enchantment and ...
Author: M.F. Dail
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Dickey Tonking, a favorite student of troubled professor Barry Richter, is called upon to deliver a paper to an assembly of peers during Richters illness. In doing so, he radically distorts the original text and almost unconsciously includes ideas of his own. But when the professor dies in a fire that looks suspiciously like a suicide, his protg is left to face the academic consequences. Worse yet, when Dickey unwittingly becomes involved in an attempted murder of a girl by a jealous lover, he shoots the villain during a scuffle. As the girl, Cissy, flees the scene, both she and Dickey have no idea they will soon begin a rocky relationship with unforeseen consequences. To escape the police after the shooting, Dickey travels to South Africa, where he hopes to rekindle a liaison with a doctor; however, she soon terminates the relationship. Just as Dickey finds himself intrigued by a nurse, the police finally catch up with him. He is flown home under guard, tried, and sentenced to several years in jail. Visited by Cissy in prison, Dickey is relieved when his innocence is finally acknowledged. But now only time will tell whether their relationship will lastor whether he will ever be able to shake his obsession with the nurse he left behind. Limbodeswills Wain shares the tale of a young mans coming-of-age journey as he faces many challenges, learns to love, and discovers his destiny.
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wing of ...
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left is the Temple of Mammon , a su - ' a baseless , hollow fabric - fits under the
wing of ...