This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

Rescuing the Church from Consumerism

Rescuing the Church from Consumerism
This engrossing book seeks to demonstrate how deeply the Western Church has been impacted by the all-pervasive religion of consumerism, and to suggest how the Church might re-establish its independence.
Our Price: £10.99
ISBN/EAN: 9780281070381
Stock: 0

More available to order!

Weight: 0.0
Publisher: SPCK
Author: Clavier Mark
Format: Pbk
Save wishlist

Mark Clavier examines how people are initiated into a consumer culture during childhood and thus drawn into pursuing a vocation as consumers by means of various quasi-sacramental rites and practices. The upshot of this is that the Church today is composed primarily of men and women whose lives are situated more within a consumer culture than within a distinctively Christian one. And because consumerism transforms all it touches, the Christian sacraments are alienated from their own narrative community. Not only that, mission and worship are shaped by consumer interests, as is apparent in some of the underlying theology of Mission-shaped Church and Fresh Expressions. For the Church to free itself from consumer culture, it must reclaim a sacramental identity that is grounded in a narrative tradition and realized in real, local worshipping communities. Rescuing the Church from Consumerism is a fascinating book, full of both warning and promise. It pours light onto the often unrecognized death traps of some forms of church culture and offers deep wisdom by which churches could re-orientate their lives. Read this book, wince at its truths, and then be encouraged by its hope. John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford
No recommended products at the moment.
No recommended products at the moment.