'God isn't a communist': Conservative Evangelicals, Morality and Money in London

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter examines moral threads interwoven in the thoughts and actions of conservative evangelicals in relation to the place of money in their lives. I argue that as well as a calculative ethic shaped by modes of economic value, we also see a desire for a value beyond value, in which the good is imagined in relation to a transcendent grace that both exceeds and vaolorizes capitalist regimes. Approaching conservative evangelicals through the lens of the good moves us beyond the ‘othering’ of nonliberal religious movements, while also inviting attention to contradictions and eruptions that evade the logic of capital.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhere is the Good in the World? Ethical Life between Social Theory and Philosophy
EditorsDavid Henig, Anna Strhan, Joel Robbins
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-80073-552-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-80073-551-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

Bibliographical note

This is an author-produced version of the published paper. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher’s self-archiving policy. Further copying may not be permitted; contact the publisher for details

Cite this