[PDF/EBOOK] Being Consumed

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  • Being Consumed
  • William T. Cavanaugh
  • English
  • 02 June 2018
  • 9780802845610

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REVIEW Being Consumed FREE READ ð Being Consumed William T. Cavanaugh æ 1 FREE READ Rary free market economies  Being Consumed puts forth a positive and inspiring vision of how the body of Christ can engage in economic alternatives At every turn Cavanaugh illustrates his theological analysis with concrete examples of Christian economic practic. Not bad Average His other book Migrations of the Holy is far better imo

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REVIEW Being Consumed FREE READ ð Being Consumed William T. Cavanaugh æ 1 FREE READ Carcity arguing that we should not just accept these as givens but should instead change the terms of the debateAmong other things Cavanaugh discusses how God in the Eucharist forms us to consume and be consumed rightly Examining pathologies of desire in contempo. Hard to know how to review this chapters 1 2 and 4 were great and well written Chapter 3 may have been important too but felt like the kind of academic essay I wrote in graduate school cleaving so close to a specific thinker so as to never get to saying what one is trying to sayThe book did help me think better about markets vs communion Augustine s uti frui distinction and how being united in the body of Christ makes a difference for how we think about our giving A Hundred Summers should not just accept these as givens but Cross Laminated Timber Design should instead change the terms of the debateAmong other things Cavanaugh discusses how God in the Eucharist forms us to consume and be consumed rightly Examining pathologies of desire in contempo. Hard to know how to review this chapters 1 2 and 4 were great and well written Chapter 3 may have been important too but felt like the kind of academic essay I wrote in graduate Her Guilty Secret school cleaving High Risk Affair Silhouette Intimate Moments so close to a Monophobia 1 specific thinker The Passionate Lover so as to never get to Nouns Verbs saying what one is trying to Thicker Than Water The Grayson Trilogy #3 sayThe book did help me think better about markets vs communion Augustine Colton Cowboy Standoff Coltons of Roaring Springs #1 s uti frui distinction and how being united in the body of Christ makes a difference for how we think about our giving

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REVIEW Being Consumed FREE READ ð Being Consumed William T. Cavanaugh æ 1 FREE READ Should Christians be for or against the free market For or against globalization How are we to live in a world of scarcity William Cavanaugh uses Christian resources to incisively address basic economic matters the free market consumer culture globalization and s. Cavanaugh argues that globalism is a counterfeit of the church Consumerism is the worldview that drives the structures of globalism and it is a direct challenge to the Christian faith Cavanaugh writesConsumer culture is one of the most powerful systems of formation in the contemporary world arguably powerful than Christianity While a Christian may spend an hour per week in church she may spend twenty five hours per week watching television to say nothing of the hours spent on the Internet listening to the radio shopping looking at junk mail and other advertisements Nearly everywhere we lay our eyes gas pump handles T shirts public restroom walls bank receipts church bulletins sports uniforms and so on we are confronted by advertisingSuch a powerful formative system is not morally neutral it trains us to see the world in certain ways As all the great faiths of the world have attested how we relate to the material world is a spiritual discipline As one corporate manager frankly put it Corporate branding is really about worldwide beliefs management 47 48Consumerism seeks to exploit our restlessness while Christianity seeks to cure our restlessness St Augustine Cavanaugh s primary discussion partner and guide once confessed Thou hast made us for thyself and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee Thus the worldview of consumerism and its uasi church of globalism with its sacraments of technology are idols meant to replace Christ his universal church and the sacraments of bread and wine Cavanaugh shows that as we consume we become detached from the things we consume Because consumerism is based on desire for desire instead of the object that is desired we constantly throw away what we consume as we move on to our next purchase But in the Eucharist the Lord s Suppercommunion we become consumed by what we consume Instead of detachment we experience greater attachment to Christ and thus satisfaction in Him Cavanaugh points out that in consumerism possession kills desire but in the Eucharist possession transforms and satisfies desire This is because God made us for himself We were created to know God and enjoy him forever Westminster Confession of Fatih but we worship and serve the creation instead of the Creator Romans 1 Cavanaugh expertly diagnoses the problem but he also gives solutions at least on the individual and local level Cavanaugh is not as ascetic who is trying us feel guilty about consuming materials He wants to reform our view of what we consume Every created object contains traces of the Creator When we use created things we should be enjoying the Creator Created objects don t satisfy us when they are treated as an end in themselves The satisfy us when we use them to point us to their source in God Thus the things of earth don t go strangely dim as the misguided hymn says but they grow as one of my friends likes to say strangely alive Cavanaugh brings in Hans Urs von Balthasar for a philosophical discussion of how we see the universal and the particular united in Christ In globalization we see only particulars unrelated to anything universal or as mere interchangeable stand ins for the universal as in the liberal idea that all religions lead to God so it doesn t matter which one Thus particulars are dispensable But in the incarnation of Christ we see the universal Son united with the finite Jesus By becoming man God makes room for every particular Every material object just like Christ s humanity can be set apart for God s purpose God created us to create under him Thus we should consume what we produce and produce what we consume Cavanaugh realizes that we can t produce everything we consume so he says we should consume locally and get to know our producers in order to make God glorifying choices We don t realize that our clothes coffee and other consumables are produced by poor people in third world countries who are being exploited by businesses feeding our consumption Do we know how our God given cows are being treated Cavanaugh does He buys his beef from a local farmer who feeds his herds healthy naturally produced food instead of drugs meant only to bulk them up The cows are clean and not penned up in their own muck Does the meat cost Definitely but a little less beef goes much farther in terms of satisfaction Adam Smith could not have been wrong when he said that the market provides all the knowledge necessary for the consumer to make rational choices for the common good Cavanaugh argues that Adam Smith s and Milton Friedman s definition of freedom as the absence of coercion actually leads to a coercive capitalism He argues for a return to Augustine s definition of freedom as the ability not just to choose but to choose the Good We must choose the Good as defined by God who created human nature Without the Christian understanding of the chief end of man nothing remains but lust for power through profitsCavanaugh compares the Mandarin Co who outsources jobs to El Salvador to the Mondragon Cooperative Corp in Spain who hires locally The Mandarin Co widens the gap between employer and employee by forcing workers to put up with substandard pay and working conditions If the workers protest as they have the company simply threatens to leave El Salvador for cheaper labor elsewhere The workers aren t coerced They have a choice but few options and they can t afford the consumables they are producingA priest founded the Mondragon Co on Distributist principles which means that the employees are owners and the highest paid in the co only makes six times than the lowest paid Compare that to the average CEO who makes 300 times than the lowest paid worker in a modern corporation Mondragon is a multi billion dollar company who has created a healthy educated local community with low crime rates Which has promoted human freedom asks Cavanaugh Neither group is coercing its employees to work there but one of them as enabled human flourishing and the other is 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