Book Launch – Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice: Owning and Consuming

Book LaunchOn 18 March, Professor Melissa De Zwart, Dean of the Adelaide Law School, and Associate Professor Stephen Downs, ACU Faculty of Theology, launched Paul Babie and Michael Trainor, Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice: Owning and Consuming (Routledge, 2018).  Paul Babie is Professor of Law, Adelaide Law School, and Michael Trainor is Senior Lecturer, ACU Faculty of Theology.  The book compares the contemporary preoccupation with ownership and consumption with the role of property and possessions in the biblical world, contending that Christian theology provides a valuable entry point to discussing the issue of private property—a neoliberal tool with the capacity to shape the world in which we live by exercising control over the planet’s resources.  The launch was held in the Moot Court Room of the Adelaide Law School and was attended by colleagues and friends.

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