Jesus Consumer: Reframing the Debate Between Faith and Consumption
By: Michael L. Klassen (author)Paperback
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Some scholars believe that Jesus' punitive instructions about possessions and material goods amount to little more than antiquated sayings. By contrast, Jesus Consumer combines modern consumer research with the latest writings on historical Jesus to propose a model for contemporary consumer behavior that pays serious regard to Jesus' "consumption teachings." The author argues that Jesus' consumer teachings possess the greatest potential to help us effect positive change in our personal lives and social relationships. We need to interpret and enact his teachings symbolically, not follow them literally.
Michael L. Klassen, Ph.D., is a business professor and the author of five books and over fifty academic articles. He has spoken to audiences worldwide and his writing has been featured on several national news programs, including Dateline NBC and ABC's 20/20.
PROLOGUE INTRODUCTION-What do monks do when they aren't praying? I. Jesus Landlord-If Jesus was carpenter, why didn't he build something? II. Jesus Amish-What part of "own no property" don't we get? III. Jesus Contractor-Are some cars more Christian than others? IV. Jesus Espresso- Does a "double skinny, half-caf" hold life's meaning? V. Jesus Corporate-What's the difference between St. Joe's and Joe's Bar? CONCLUSION NOTES REFERENCES ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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