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  2. Required Course Reading 29 items
    While there is no single one textbook for this module, all readings I listed for the weekly reading are essential for understanding the subject of the module. These readings can be found on Canvas or given as a handout.
    1. Week 1 1 item
      1. Capitalism: a very short introduction - James Fulcher, ebrary, Inc 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Reading Chapter 1 would be very helpful

    2. Week 2 1 item
      1. Theology and social theory: beyond secular reason - John Milbank 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book  Chapter 2 “Political Economy as Theodicy and Agonistics”; Ivan Strenski. Understanding Theories of Religion, Chapter 9

    3. Week 3 1 item
      1. Max Weber and Karl Marx - Karl Löwith, T. B. Bottomore, William Outhwaite, ebrary, Inc 1993 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Chp.2 “Weber’s Interpretation of the Bourgeois-Capitalist World in Terms of ‘Rationalisation’” & Chp.3 “Marx’s Interpretation of the Bourgeois-Capitalist World in Terms of Human ‘Self-Alienation.’

    4. Week 4 2 items
      1. Introduction, IN: Catholic Ethic and the Spirit Of Capitalism - Michael Novak

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module RELU9MM

      2. Centesimus Annus (1 May 1991) | John Paul II

        Webpage Essential Read IV: Private Property and the Universal Destination of Material Goods

    5. Week 5 2 items
      1. Chapter of Capitalism as religion?: A study of Paul Tillich's interpretation of modernity - F. Ching-Wah Yip

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module RELU9MM

      2. Chapter of Economy of grace - K. Tanner

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module RELU9MM

    6. Week 6 2 items
      1. Consumerism: as a way of life - Steven Miles 1998 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Chp.2 “Consumerism in Context”

      2. The interpretation of cultures: selected essays - Clifford Geertz, American Council of Learned Societies c1973 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Chp.4. “Religion as a Cultural System.”

    7. Week 7 1 item
      1. Consumer religion, IN: Consuming religion: Christian faith and practice in a consumer religion - V. J. Miller

        Chapter  Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module RELU9MM

    8. Week 8 1 item
      1. What Do I Want?’: Theological Anthropology and Consumerism, IN: Christianity, Consumerism and the Market. - William T. Cavanagh

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module RELU9MM

    9. Week 9 1 item
    10. Week 10 2 items
      1. Chapter of Economy of grace - K. Tanner

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module RELU9MM pp. 62-87

    11. Week 11 1 item
      1. The gifting God: a Trinitarian ethics of excess - Stephen H. Webb, ebrary, Inc c1996 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential pp. 84-94, 123-129, 133-139

    12. Highly Recommended Reading 14 items
      1. The myth of consumerism - Conrad Lodziak 2002

        Book Recommended

      2. Divine economy: theology and the market - D. Stephen Long, ebrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. The future of religion: secularization, revival and cult formation - Rodney Stark, William Sims Bainbridge 1985

        Book Recommended

      4. The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism - Max Weber, Stephen Kalberg 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      5. Capitalism and Religion - Philip Goodchild 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      6. Religion and the ambiguities of capitalism - Ronald H. Preston 1991

        Book Recommended

      7. Compendium of the social doctrine of the Church - Catholic Church. Pontificium Consilium de Iustitia et Pace 2017

        Book 

  3. BEYOND the READING LIST 1 item
    You are expected to read widely beyond this resource list. Make a start with your subject research guide
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