The Resource Shopping for meaningful lives : the religious motive of consumerism, Bruce P. Rittenhouse., (ebook)

Shopping for meaningful lives : the religious motive of consumerism, Bruce P. Rittenhouse., (ebook)

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Shopping for meaningful lives : the religious motive of consumerism
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Shopping for meaningful lives
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the religious motive of consumerism
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Bruce P. Rittenhouse.
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eng
Summary
Consumerism is a problem. It deforms individual character, our sense of obligation to one another, and our concern for future generations and the environment. Even in the aftermath of the worst economic downturn in seventy years, it remains a defining feature of Western cultures. But, beyond this assessment, neither Christian theologians and ethicists nor secular economists and sociologists have understood what drives consumerism or what can be done to counteract it. This is the problem that Bruce P. Rittenhouse solves in Shopping for Meaningful Lives. Dr. Rittenhouse analyzes economic, sociological, and psychological evidence to prove that consumers behave differently than the current theories predict. Dr. Rittenhouse shows that consumerism functions as a religion. It provides a means of assurance that an individual life is meaningful. Because we need this assurance to live out our everyday lives, consumerism takes precedence over whatever other values a person professes--unless a person can adopt a different way to secure the meaning of his or her life. This interpretation explains how consumers actually behave. From the perspective of Christian theology, consumerism is a wrong answer to a problem of human existence that should be answered by faith in Christ
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Rittenhouse, Bruce P
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241.68
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non fiction
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Christianity and culture
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Shopping for meaningful lives : the religious motive of consumerism, Bruce P. Rittenhouse., (ebook)
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9781621896043
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MWT12318181
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Shopping for meaningful lives : the religious motive of consumerism, Bruce P. Rittenhouse., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781621896043
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12318181
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12318181
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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