On Tuesday, October 13, Eugene McCarraher visited the University of Virginia to deliver his lecture “Reinhold Niebuhr as Christian Critic: Public Theology and the American Century.” He focused on the need for a radical reconstruction of the political imagination and Niebuhr’s inability to help us achieve it. To listen to the lecture, click here. To read the paper, click here.
Eugene McCarraher is associate professor of humanities and history and the associate director of the honors program at Villanova University, and a former Charles Ryskamp Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (2005-2006). He has written for Books and Culture, Commonweal, Dissent, In These Times, The Nation, the Chicago Tribune, The Hedgehog Review, and Raritan. McCarraher’s most recent project is The Enchantments of Mammon: Capitalism as the Religion of Modernity, a historical and theological reflection on the development of capitalism, and he is the author of Christian Critics: Religion and the Impasse in Modern American Social Thought (2000).