President's Lecture | Idolatry in Amazon's World: Theology and Consumer Culture

February 15
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Join us for our annual President's Lecture, featuring Dr. William Cavanaugh.

cavanaugh-william-headshot.jpgIs the modern world disenchanted or full of idols? In this lecture, Dr. William Cavanaugh explores the two sides to our consumer economy: the ruthless efficiency of the Amazon warehouse on the one hand, and the magical allure of commodities that appear on our doorsteps on the other. Dr. Cavanaugh will explore these dynamics through the Bible's treatment of material goods and the human need to worship.




Dr. Cavanaugh is Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University in Chicago. He is the author of nine books, most recently The Uses of Idolatry. He is also editor of seven books and co-editor of the journal Modern Theology. Dr. Cavanaugh's books and articles have been published in seventeen languages, and he has lectured on six continents.