In an era of fraud, corruption, and the relentless celebration of image over substance, the message of this perennial best-seller is more timely than ever. Following Christ in a Consumer Society offers a penetrating critique of the culture of consumerism, contrasted with the personalism of the Gospel. Addressing a soul-destroying culture in which "having more" has become the only measure of value, Kavanaugh reminds us of the values that truly make us human. Through the counter-cultural message of the Gospel, his book presents a diagnosis of our social ills while at the same time providing a guide back to wholeness, sanity, and spiritual health.
John F. Kavanaugh, SJ, (1941-2012) taught philosophy at St. Louis University and Washington University. He contributed essays regularly to America magazine. Fr. Kavanaugh's other books include Who Counts as Persons? Human Identity and the Ethics of Killing.