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Capitalism as Religion
October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join St. Olaf’s Institute for Freedom & Community on Tuesday, October 5, at 7 p.m., for a virtual conversation with Eugene McCarraher.
Led by Morrison Family Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community Edmund Santurri, this conversation is the third event for the Institute’s fall speaker series, “Capitalism, Freedom, and Community.”
The conversation will be aired virtually and followed by an audience Q&A. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required. Tickets are not required to access the live stream. The live stream can be viewed at https://institute.stolaf.edu/public-programs/2021-2022/mccarraher
About the Speaker
Eugene McCarraher is professor of humanities and history at Villanova University. He has also taught at the University of Delaware and Princeton. In addition to publishing scholarly articles, he has also written many essays and book reviews for the Baffler, the Chicago Tribune, Commonweal, Dissent, the Nation, In These Times, the Hedgehog Review, and Raritan. He has been a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. He is the author of Christian Critics: Religion and the Impasse in Modern American Social Thought (Cornell University Press, 2000) and The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019). He is currently working on a book about automation, tentatively titled Automated Vistas: A Brief History and Critique of Automation, as well as a series of essays on the lineages of small-c communism.