Author and presenter Dr. William T. Cavanaugh will address
the integration of economic and theological principles on Thursday, April 3 as
part of the Saint Clare Center for Catholic Life’s Forums on Faith and Work
This breakfast series is designed to illuminate discipleship
for the business community by focusing on the interplay of faith and work in
light of the Gospels.
Cavanaugh will present, "Being Consumed: The Eucharist
and Consumer Culture." Despite our modern era’s practice of intentionally
separating economics and theology as distinct and unrelated disciplines,
Cavanaugh will demonstrate the importance of integrating both in a consumer
He will challenge the assumptions that economics deals only
with material reality and that theology deals with only otherworldly
spirituality. He will draw upon his
book, “Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire,” to illustrate how some
market behaviors in our consumer society are deeply rooted in fantasy, and then
turn to the Bible and the Eucharist for evidence of how our Judeo Christian
faith tradition presents an economic model that is actually more grounded in
the real world and the human experience.
Cavanaugh is the senior research professor for the Center
for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, and professor of Catholic studies
at DePaul University in Chicago. A prolific writer and presenter, Cavanaugh
holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Cambridge University, and Duke
The event begins at 7:15 a.m. at the Italian Community
Center, 631 E. Chicago St.
Mass will take place before the breakfast event at the ICC
in the Chapel of Our Lady of Pompeii at 6:45 a.m.
The cost is $25 per individual, or $200 for a table (8-10
The registration deadline is March 28. Register and pay
online at www.stritch.edu/faithandwork
or contact Mary Foley at (414) 410-4405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.