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By Bruce Rogers-Vaughn

This quantity bargains an in depth research of ways the present part of capitalism is consuming away at social, interpersonal, and mental health and wellbeing. Drawing upon an interdisciplinary physique of study, Bruce Rogers-Vaughn describes an rising kind of human distress—what he calls ‘third order suffering’—that is swiftly turning into normative. additionally, this new paradigm of sickness is more and more entangled with already-existing genres of distress, equivalent to sexism, racism, and sophistication fight, mutating their appearances and mystifying their intersections. alongside the way in which, Rogers-Vaughn provides stimulating reflections on how frequent perspectives relating to secularization and postmodernity could divert consciousness from modern capitalism because the fabric foundation of those advancements. eventually, he explores his personal medical perform, which yields clues for addressing the double unconsciousness of 3rd order pain and outlining a imaginative and prescient for taking care of souls in those troubling instances.

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76). In an age of global and hegemonic capitalism, I argue that pastoral theology must become post-capitalist. There is growing evidence, beyond the field of pastoral theology, that the time is now ripe for such a change. Within theological education 24 B. ROGERS-VAUGHN generally, several scholars have begun to argue that advanced capitalism now poses the most significant threat to the human spirit, to civilization, and to the health of the planet. John Cobb (Cobb, 2010; Cobb & Daly, 1994), Rosemary Radford Ruether (2005), and Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite (2010), for example, have penned major treatises from this perspective.

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