Archives for Jun 20, 2011 @ 11:31

Consumption and Happiness

John Quiggin: Lots of conversation these days about the dangers of consumerism, but few know this history. How then do we live with a quantum shift that began 300 years ago? First up is Tomas Sedlacek’s Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning From Gilgamesh to Wall Street (Oxford University Press, 2011), [Read More…]

Transforming the World 6 (Patrick Mitchel)

Transforming the World 6 (by Patrick Mitchel, at IBI) The book is Transforming the World, edited by Dewi Hughes and Jamie Grant, published in the UK and as yet not available in the USA. ‘Understanding and Overcoming Poverty’ Dewi Hughes, theological advisor to Tearfund UK, isn’t afraid of controversy. Some of his opening points in [Read More…]

World Christianity

I’ll tell you who needs this book: Catholics, Orthodox, Protestants, Anabaptists, Pentecostals/Charismatics. If I’ve omitted anyone, I apologize. The reason each needs this is because too many Christians in each tradition are totally uninformed about the other traditions. Here’s the book: The World’s Christians: Who they are, Where they are, and How they got there, [Read More…]