Lloyd Steffen is professor and chair of religion studies and university chaplain at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His latest book is The Demonic Turn: The Power of Religion to Inspire or Restrain Violence (Pilgrim).
Two books exploring the dynamics of consumerism in the context of Christian faith are enlivening the marketplace of ideas. In an accessible style sure to have wide appeal, Tom Beaudoin argues for an economic spirituality. Vincent J.