Joy & Prosperity Interdisciplinary Workshop

Joy & Prosperity Interdisciplinary Workshop
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Contemporary marketing narratives tell us that we need more in order to be happy while the prosperity gospel tells us that God will reward us with wealth for our faithfulness. On the other extreme, overly spiritualized theological treatments of joy may minimize the role played by material provision in human flourishing. What is needed, then, is a more constructive and nuanced approach to the relationship between joy and prosperity—one that can recognize the need for material provision and the possible limits of its contribution toward human joy. Join us for an interdisciplinary dialogue about how material wealth can both encourage and hinder human joy. The event will feature keynote presenters from the fields of economics, theology, and those disciplines in between, along with responses and discussion designed to foster ongoing conversation. We are seeking postgraduate students and early career academics from a wide range of academic disciplines to join the conversation along with our keynote presenters. To apply, please email joyandprosperityconference@gmail.com with your CV by 10 March. Space is limited. For more information visit joyandprosperity.wordpress.com and follow @joy_prosperity on Twitter.