Table of contents for Consuming religion : Christian faith and practice in a consumer culture / Vincent J. Miller.


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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS	vii	
INTRODUCTION	1
1. How to Think about Consumer Culture	15
	It's about More than Values	15
	Culture and Belief	19
	Religion and Culture	23
	A Working Model of Culture	25
	Conclusion	30
2. The Commodification of Culture	32	
	Commodification	33
	Twentieth-Century Capitalism	39
	The Commodification of Culture	54
	Post-Fordism	66
	Conclusion	71
3. Consumer Religion	73
	Gregorian Chant, Herman Melville's Nephew,
	 and the Marquis de Sade	74
	The Dual Dynamisms of Commodification in Religion	77
	The Consumer Self and Religious Traditions	84
	Religious Leaders and the Media	94
	Style and Reception	103
	Conclusion	105
4. Desire and the Kingdom of God	107
	The Origins of Consumer Desire	111
	The Nature of Consumer Desire	116
	Consumer and Religious Desires	126
	Conclusion	144
5. The Politics of Consumption	146
	The Seriousness of Conspicuous Consumption	148
	Pierre Bourdieu and Distinction	150		The Agency of Consumers	153
	Conclusion	162	
6. Popular Religion in Consumer Culture	164
	Theology and Popular Religion	165
	Orsi and Devotion to St. Jude	167
	"Lived" Religion and Theology	171
	Tradition and Bricolage	174	
	Conclusion	176
7. Stewarding Religious Traditions in Consumer Culture	179
	Countering Commodification in General	182
	Countering the Commodification of Culture	192
	Countering the Commodification of Religion	194
	Conclusion	223
CONCLUSION	225
NOTES	229
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Consumption (Economics) Religious aspects Christianity, Christianity and culture