Materiality as Resistance: Five Elements for Moral Action in the Real World

Materiality as Witness

By Walter Brueggemann. Defines materiality as the use of the material aspects of the Christian faith, as opposed to materialism, which places possessions and physical comfort over spiritual values. Lays out how Christians may reengage materiality for the common good. Seeks to answer the questions: How does materiality inform faith when it comes to food, money, the body, time, and place? How does it force action? Likewise, how is the church obligated to use its time, money, abundance of food, observance of the Sabbath, and stewardship of the world? Read more.