Tomorrow, as most readers will already know, begins our second book event and this one focuses on Philip Goodchild’s Theology of Money. It will run 12 days, weekends excluded, and we are sure it will generate some discussion and perhaps a bit of controversy.
Readers may want to avail themselves of a recent interview with Goodchild at Rorotoko and those using the UK edition of the book will want to read through the preface to the US edition. The interview will be of help to those unfamiliar with Goodchild’s history and approach to philosophy and theology. While our book events are aimed especially to highlight theology books that fall through the cracks of mainstream theological blogs, I hope this book, which is deeply philosophical, brings out some of the philosophers too. While Goodchild is not au courant with the rhetoric of zombies and festering death, his analysis of money should be of interest to those who aim to understand capitalism through categories other than the ones neoliberal philosophical economics give.
We hope you are looking forward to the event as much as we are. See you tomorrow.
4 thoughts on “Theology of Money Book Event Preliminaries.”
Though he might not talk up zombies, there is a real apocalyptic tone to what Goodchild says…he really was coming up with the “four disasters” Z mentions many many years ago. Anyway looking forward to it.
Yes, an apocalyptic tone free of any kitsch. For that it is deeply unsettling.
Dammit!!! I haven’t been able to read past page 50… I better get on it.
You’re way ahead of schedule. We’re starting with the Preface and Introduction tomorrow/today and then doing a chapter a day.
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