How do we reconcile Jesus’ difficult words about money with the wealth enjoyed by many Christians? A new book by Kevin Hargaden explores this dilemma.
The launch of Kevin Hargaden’s new book ‘Theological Ethics in a Neoliberal Age’ takes place on Monday, 26 November 2018. In this innovative book, Hargaden explores the 2008 Irish economic collapse as a means to theologically investigate our relationship to wealth. This carefully argued work is one of the first major theological examinations of the crash which affected so many nations around the world a decade ago, as well as being a passionate call to Irish Christians to reimagine what faith means in this time and place.
Monday, 26 November 2018 @ 6.30pm
Ignatian Room, Gardiner Street Jesuit Community
54-72 Gardiner Street, Dublin D01 TX23
RSVP [email protected] or 01 855 6814
Introduction: Peter McVerry SJ
Copies of the book will be available to buy at the launch for a discounted rate of €20
It is also available to order online from the publishers, here
Reviews of Book
“Kevin Hargaden is an exciting and prophetic young Irish theological voice, crying out in contemporary idiom and from the heart of the Reformed tradition. His biblical and theological analysis of the problem of wealth is both erudite and provocative… which challenges us to resist the hegemony of neoliberalism over our imaginations, and find sources of resistance in the parables of Jesus, theology, and worship.”
Gerry O’Hanlon, SJ, theologian, author, and former Provincial of the Irish Jesuits
“Kevin Hargaden has produced a timely, thoughtful, and provocative work of theological ethics. His critique of neoliberalism is highly original and persuasive. His analysis of the ways in which economic values are embedded in cultural practices is brilliant, allowing the reader to understand why neoliberalism persists, despite all of its woes. A deeply challenging but rewarding read.”
Linda Hogan, Professor of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin