Although eagerly anticipating Paul’s New Moment: Continental Philosophy and the Future of Christian Theology, and knowing full well I would be in for an exhilarating read, Davis’ intro had me hooked:

“At a point when the capitalist world is coming apart at the seems, we may pause and ask ourselves: what has happened to serious leftist protests against the unjust and dehumanizing logic of global capitalism?  For the last few decades, any attempt to criticize the inner dark logic of capitalism has been simply dismissed as passe (or un-American).  But now, as we perch precariously on the brink of total financial-capitalistic collapse, we may wonder why and under what cultural conditions true critiques from the Left have been systematically marginalized into non-existence.  Has not the academy utterly failed to name and identify the perils of greed built into the very heart of the structures of capitalistic commodification?  Can anyone, or any discipline, speak up?

We think there is a discipline or field of study that does possess the resources to mount an uncompromising stance against capitalism and its supplement, neoliberalism.  That discipline is theology” (1).