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Buying God: Consumerism and Theology

Eve Poole
SCM, 2018, vxiii + 173., pbk, £16.99

Buying God: Consumerism and Theology

With this book, Eve Poole attempts to bring together her more academic work on Theology and Capitalism, her experience in Change Management and in the financial sector. Unfortunately, the mix does not quite turn into a coherent whole. There are wonderful nuggets, but it is difficult to ascertain who Poole’s intended audience is, as well as the intended scope of the work. In trying to write for too many audiences, those ‘in the trade [meaning theologians]’, those ‘feeling anxious about consumerism’, as well as students, sermon writers and theological educators, (xii), I fear she does not quite manage to write for any of them.

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