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Title Credo credit crisis : speculations on faith and money / edited by Laurent Milesi, Christopher John Müller and Aidan Tynan
Imprint London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, [2017]
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 Ethnology Library  HB72 .C735 2017    AVAILABLE    30520020855368
Descript ix, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Critical perspectives on theory, culture and politics
Critical perspectives on theory, culture and politics
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Speculative exchange: between religion and economics / Aidan Tynan and Christopher John Müller -- The ascendancy of finance: toward a concept of Seignioral power / Joseph Vogl -- Hobbes, sovereign power and money / Peter R. Sedgwick -- 'Accelerator despite itself': credo, crisis, katechon / Arthur Bradley -- The Bank of England in ruins: photography, money and the law of equivalence / Christopher John Müller and Ian Wiblin -- Seeing is believing: looking at the gold standard / Nicky Marsh -- Universal Shylockery: money and morality in The merchant of Venice / Simon Critchley and Tom McCarthy -- 'We are all prostitutes': crisis and libidinal economy / Benjamin Noys -- The materiality of belief: on the real death of Mammon / Hollis Phelps -- Impotent signs: money, speculative subjectivity and the ontological proof / Aidan Tynan -- Speculation upon speculation; or, a contribution to the critique of philosophical economy / Josh Robinson -- Believing in deconstruction / Laurent Milesi -- Credit and investment: a matter of faith / Philip Goodchild -- How do we know we have a future? / Richard Dienst
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 and the systems into which it is bound 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 to assert the need to interrogate and broaden the terms of the theological critique of capitalism
Subject Economics -- Religious aspects
Money -- Religious aspects
Money -- Moral and ethical aspects
Financial crises
Alt Author Milesi, Laurent, editor
Müller, Christopher John, editor
Tynan, Aidan, editor
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