The literary critic and Marxist philosopher Fredric Jameson has said, “It is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.” Indeed, the military, social, and political effects of capitalism are felt throughout the planet. Even as we acknowledge the negative effects—imbalances of power, imperialist exploitation, social alienation—we are captivated by its message of self-sufficiency and success. In this issue, The Other Journal examines the potentially surprising intersections of Marxism with Christianity and the ways this nexus of thinking and faith may help us contend with and recognize the powers of the market.
The editors remark, “in this issue we set out to learn from the critical theories associated with Marxism as a way of demystifying the new secular powers that reign over our world. Indeed, if it is true that the emperor (or the medieval church) has been replaced by the market as the dominant structure of the day, then it is finally time to broaden the resources our theology engages in order to help us unmask the pretensions of the market’s power.” The issue features essays, reviews, an interview, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art.
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The Other Journal is a publication that encourages discussion regarding the intersections of theology and culture. It provides a place for Christian interdisciplinary reflection, exploration, and expression. The journal was founded in 2002 by Chris Keller (a psychotherapist from Seattle, WA) and Brian Munz (a web developer from Philadelphia, PA). Since 2007, The Other Journal has partnered with the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.