I just got my new copy of William Cavanaugh’s new book, Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire. It looks like another great, but brief book, not unlike his previous Theopolitical Imagination, though this book is clearly designed more for laypeople seeking to work out the shape of their lives on a microeconomic scale.
For me, ever since reading his Torture and Eucharist years ago, I have come to view Cavanaugh’s writings as a form of theological narcotics. They literally make me high. There are a few other authors that share this status, but Cavanaugh is near the top. It’s pretty much like what they all say about heroin. When you’re on it everything is wonderful. That’s why you should never touch the stuff unless you want to be addicted for the rest of your life.