The Market’s Place

God and Money: The Moral Challenge of Our Capitalist Culture
by Charles McDaniel
Rowman & Littlefield, 2007
(337 pages, $27.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Gillis J. Harp

When the heir to the Coors beer fortune ran for the US Senate as a conservative Republican in 2004, he declared that “our company’s values are our family’s values.” NBC’s Tim Russert pressed Peter Coors on whether the brewery’s sponsorship of the homosexualist “Black and Blue Festival” in Montreal was consistent with family values. Coors declared that there was no contradiction.

Americans, notes Charles McDaniel in God and Money, “have achieved the ability to dissociate their economic activities from . . .

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Gillis J. Harp is Professor of History at Grove City College in Pennsylvania and the author of Brahmin Prophet: Phillips Brooks & the Path of Liberal Protestantism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). He and his family worship at Grace Anglican Church in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

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