— A team of leading scholars provide theological critique of the dynamics of a consumer culture.
— Provocative analysis of the intersection of consumerism and environment, religion, multiethnicity and anthropology.
— Insight on how Christians should respond to consumerism.Nothing May Influence And Affect The Faith Of Christians in the Western, "developed" world so much as consumerism. Theologians and biblical scholars have often pondered the dangers and the privileges of money. But few have focused on consumption as culture or a way of life, complete with its own set of attitudes, behaviors and purposes for living.

The Consuming Passion does exactly that, relying on insightful theologians, psychologists, sociologists, ecologists and economists to probe beneath and better understand what makes consumer culture work — and how people of faith might best respond.