"Winsomely weaving together cultural analysis, Christian scriptures, Saint Augustine, Catholic social teaching, and theological construction, Michelle Gonzalez's ,Shopping,
fashions a delightful tapestry illuminating the borderlands between temptation and tradition, wants and needs. Her incarnational theology refuses an easy Puritanical anti-materialism and suggests a practical reverence for life that can help readers keep shopping-for all its quotidian joys-in its proper place." --Jon Paul, Professor History of Christianity in North America. Author of Shopping Malls and other Sacred Spaces: Putting God in Place.
"Gonzalez not only provides some welcome remedies for the never-ending spiritualization of Christianity and the economy, she also proposes concrete steps for a new relation to the material world and even another materialism. This is where our work now begins." --Joerg Rieger, Wendland-Cook Professor of Constructivce Theology
About the Author
Michelle A. Gonzalez is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami. She is the author of Created in God's Image: An Introduction to Feminist Theological Anthropology (2007), Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity (2006), and Sor Juana: Beauty and Justice in the Americas (2003).
David H. Jensen is Professor of Constructive Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.