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Publication Date: 15 Aug 2013
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 160
Author: Mark Clavier
ISBN-13: 9780281070381, 9780281070398

Rescuing the Church from Consumerism

By Mark Clavier
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Summary
Rescuing the Church . . . examines how people are initiated into a consumer culture during childhood and thus drawn into pursuing a vocation as consumers by means of various quasi-sacramental rites and practices. The upshot of this is that the church today is composed primarily of men and women whose lives are situated more within a consumer culture than within a distinctively Christian one. In order for the church to free itself, the author believes it must reclaim a sacramental identity that is grounded in a narrative tradition and realized in real, local worshipping communities.
About the Author
The Revd Dr Mark Clavier is Dean of Residential Training at St Michael’s College, Llandaff. He served in parishes in Maryland and North Carolina before moving to England five years ago. Since then, he has been a house-for-duty priest in County Durham, and Priest-in-Charge of three churches in Oxford diocese.