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Laura M. Hartman is Assistant Professor of Religion at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Consumption Matters||p. 3|
|Consumerism Distinguished from Consumption||p. 5|
|Consumption: Beyond Sociology||p. 9|
|Refining the Definition||p. 11|
|The Moral Import of Consumption||p. 16|
|Four Considerations||p. 21|
|Methods, Perspective, and Audience||p. 25|
|To Avoid Sin||p. 30|
|Consumption Practices of Francis, Woolman, and Sider||p. 33|
|Asceticism, Poverty, and Simplicity||p. 36|
|Complicity in Consumption||p. 42|
|The Economy of Avoiding Sin||p. 45|
|The Importance of Avoiding Sin in Consumption||p. 49|
|To Embrace Creation||p. 54|
|The Earth Is Fruitful and Blessings Abound||p. 55|
|Human Hungers Are Not Sinful||p. 59|
|We Should Consume with Gratitude, Savoring, and Sharing||p. 61|
|Wealth May Be Virtuous||p. 63|
|We Are God's Beloved Children||p. 66|
|Good Stewardship of Blessings||p. 70|
|Consumption and Creation||p. 81|
|To Love the Neighbor||p. 84|
|What Is Love?||p. 86|
|Love of Self||p. 89|
|Love of Close Others||p. 93|
|Love of Somewhat Distant Others||p. 96|
|Love of Place||p. 110|
|Love of Faraway Others||p. 114|
|Love of God||p. 123|
|Envisioning a Better Life for All Neighbors||p. 126|
|To Envision the Future||p. 128|
|Sabbath Keeping||p. 130|
|Who Observes the Sabbath?||p. 132|
|What Does Sabbath Keeping Entail?||p. 135|
|How Observing a Sabbath Affects Consumption||p. 141|
|What It Means to Take the Eucharist||p. 153|
|What Makes the Eucharist Eschatological?||p. 159|
|What the Eucharist Teaches about Consumption||p. 160|
|Beyond Bread and Wine||p. 164|
|Sabbath, Eucharist, and Visions of the Future||p. 167|
|Conclusion: Considered Consumption||p. 169|
|Four Considerations||p. 170|
|Considerations Working Together: Three Contemporary Authors||p. 172|
|An Ethics of Discernment||p. 181|
|Some Examples: Transportation and Meat||p. 184|
|Consumerism Revisited||p. 192|
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