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Book Preview – Wealth, Inequality, And The Theological Imagination (Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty)

Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, The Problem of Wealth: A Christian Response to a Culture of Affluence. Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books, 2017.  256 pages.  Paperback.  ISBN 978-1-62698-238-3. Contemporary religious leaders, ethicists, economists, political scientists, and sociologists write a great deal about the problem of poverty and wealth inequalities in the US and worldwide.  You may […]

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The Irony Of Environmental History (David Barr and Jeremy Sabella)

The following inaugurates an occasional symposium on contemporary politics through a Niebuhrian lens.  The original posts on which these discussions are based may be found here.  The debates around the Paris Agreement since President Trump’s announcement have revealed not only how much Americans disagree about climate change, but also how much we […]

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Satan’s Temptations in Dostoevsky and Tolstoy (Caleb Upton)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky in his masterpiece ‘The Grand Inquisitor’, as well as Lev Tolstoy in his The Gospel in Brief, both comment on, recapitulate, and in some manner ‘translate’, the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness (Matt. 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13) with varying interesting results. Let us compare Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and the Gospel accounts together to see how this story serves not only as Dostoyevsky saw them . . . nor only as Tolstoy saw them . . . but also as a profound critique of our current economic geopolitical situation, and pointing to our way out of the systems that enslave us.

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