Credo Credit Crisis

Speculations and Faith and Money

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Aidan Tynan, Laurent Milesi, Christopher John Müller
Critical Perspectives on Theory, Culture and Politics
  • New York, NY: 
    Rowman & Littlefield
    , August
     374 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Money facilitates the rites and rituals we perform in everyday life. More than a mere medium of exchange or a measure of value, it is the primary means by which we manifest a faith unique to our secular age. 

But what happens when individual belief (credo, ‘I’ believe) and the systems into which it is bound (credit, ‘it’ believes) enter into crisis? Where did the sacredness of money come from, and does it have a future? Why do we talk about debt and repayment in overtly moral terms? How should a theological critique of capitalism proceed today? 

With the effects of the 2008 economic crises continuing to be felt across the world, this volume brings together some of the most important contemporary voices in philosophy, literature, theology, and critical and cultural theory together in one volume to assert the need to interrogate and broaden the terms of the theological critique of capitalism.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Aidan Tynan is a Lecturer in the Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy. He is the author of Deleuze’s Literary Clinic: Criticism and the Politics of Symptoms (2012).

Laurent Milesi is a Tenured Professor in English Literature and Critical Theory at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and former Chair of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University.

Christopher Müller is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University.


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