The protestant website 100Huntley.com recently did a a short but highly informative interview with the Catholic theologian, William T. Cavanaugh of dePaul University.
Cavanaugh's use of both postmodern authors (such as Foucault and de Certeau) and patristic sources (in particular Augustine of Hippo) has resulted in a number of uniquely insightful, orthodox and challenging works in political theology, ecclesiology and sacramental theology. His little book of about 100 pages, Theopolitical Imagination, touches on why our participation in the Eucharist is a political act in a consumer age and is a must read for all Catholics, for they will learn to love the Eucharist all the more. His follow up in the little books department on Christian desire and consumer culture, Being Consumed, is the subject of this interview, which is divided into 2 parts:
Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2
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