Kresta in the Afternoon – June 17, 2015 – Hour 2

+  Can Business and Religion Get Along?

  • Description: Trade and religion are both nearly universal features of human experience. What is the historical relationship between business leaders and clergy, between commerce and Christianity? Dr. Kevin Schmeising summarizes the history of this interaction, offers illustrative anecdotes from the past, and reflects on the significance of these historical experiences for contemporary concerns about the integration of faith and economic life.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Kevin Schmeising
      Research fellow at the Acton Institute. He has written or edited three books on American Catholic history, and has published dozens of reviews, articles, and popular pieces in the fields of Catholic social teaching, Church history, and the history of religion and economics. He also serves as book review editor for the Journal of Markets & Morality
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+  The Social Teachings of Saint John Paul II and Pope Francis

+  East Meets West: Consumerism and Asceticism

  • Description: Asceticism is concerned with the “inner transformation of the human person, in his being progressively conformed to Christ.” Understood in this way, asceticism has a foundational role to play in any Christian response to the practical and anthropological challenges of consumerism. Orthodox priest Rev Gregory Jensen joins us.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Rev Gregory Jensen
      Social scientist specializing in religion and personality theory. Currently he is the interim pastor of St. Ignatius Orthodox Church in Madison, Wis. and Orthodox Chaplain at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He blogs at Koinonia and the American Orthodox Institute.
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