"There is no dearth of jeremiads against the negative consequences of that most durable (because most protean) of modernity's accomplishments: the consumer society. Few of them, however, are tenacious and nuanced enough to grasp what is at stake for a Christian faith and theology that would live faithfully and creatively in such a society. Consuming Religion is, ranging surely and discerningly over the variegated landscape of modern and postmodern critical theory. Its publication signals the addition of a welcome and important voice to a new generation of theologians who are continuing to press the agenda of political and liberation theology in the new millennium."
Vincent J. Miller is Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture at the University of Dayton, USA. His work has appeared in Horizons, U.S. Catholic Historian, and Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium. In 1996 he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Essay Award of the College Theology Society. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.