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.
|Title of host publication||Where is the Good in the World? Ethical Life between Social Theory and Philosophy|
|Editors||David Henig, Anna Strhan, Joel Robbins|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2022|