Laura M. Hartman

in The Christian Consumer

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199746422
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918751 | DOI:

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This chapter summarizes and synthesizes the book's four major considerations that shape Christian thought about consumption. Three contemporary Christian authors—L. Shannon Jung, Elizabeth Theokritoff, and James A. Nash—demonstrate the potential of this fourfold approach to an ethical assessment of consumption. Several examples, including transportation and meat eating, are employed to show the challenges and limits of Christian ethical consumption in daily life. This is an ethics of discernment, designed to equip consumers with insights and examples to inform their own consumption in a bewildering world defined by consumerism.

Keywords: Jung L. Shannon; Theokritoff, Elizabeth; Nash, James A; transportation; meat; discernment; ethics; consumption; consumerism

Chapter.  7860 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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