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Money, Markets, and the Economy of Grace

Patience Part 2

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Money, Markets, and the Economy of Grace

Patience Part 2

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Patience Part 2

Patience Part 2

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Ryan McAnnally-Linz

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What does patience have to do with money? It's much more than timing the market just right. The economic factors of our market economy hold great sway over our relationship to the past, present, and future. Theologian Kathryn Tanner reflects on the ways finance-dominated capitalism controls our experience of time, and offers insights for a Christian approach to living in the present, informed by an economy of abundant grace. Part 2 of a 6-episode series on Patience hosted by Ryan McAnnally-Linz.

Show Notes

  • Listen to Patience Part 1 on Time, Acceleration, and Waiting, with Andrew Root (July 24, 2021)
  • What does patience have to do with money?
  • Is time money?
  • What is finance dominated capitalism?
  • Viewing economy and our relationship to time through past, present, and future
  • "Chained to the past”—debt is no longer designed to be paid off, and you can’t escape it
  • “Urgent focus on the present”—emergencies, preoccupation, short-term outlook, and anxiety
  • Workplace studies
  • Poverty, Emergency, and a Lack of Resources (Time or Money)
  • Lack of time and resources makes you fixated on the present
  • A Christian sense of the urgency of the present
  • Sufficient supply of God's grace
  • The right way to focus on the present
  • "Consideration of the present for all intents and purposes collapses into concern about the future."
  • The future is already embedded and encased in the present value of things.
  • Stock market and collapsing the present into future expectations
  • Pulling the future into the present
  • Gamestop and making the future present, and the present future
  • Patience and "elongating the present"
  • Fulsomeness, amplitude, expansiveness of God’s grace
  • Race, savings, and dire circumstances
  • Patience as a means to elongating the present
  • Stability, volatility, and waiting
  • “There’s no profit in waiting."
  • God's steadfast love and commitment
  • Kierkegaard's Works of Love
  • Augustine’s unstable volatile world and the implication of investing only in God's love and stability
  • "Something has to hold firm in order for you to take risks."

About Kathryn Tanner

Theologian Kathryn Tanner is the Frederick Marquand Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School. Her research relates the history of Christian thought to contemporary issues of theological concern using social, cultural, and feminist theory. She is the author of God and Creation in Christian Theology: Tyranny or Empowerment? ; The Politics of God: Christian Theologies and Social Justice ; Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology ; Jesus, Humanity and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology ; Economy of Grace ; Christ the Key; and most recently Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism.

Production Notes

  • This podcast featured theologians Kathryn Tanner and Ryan McAnnally-Linz
  • Edited and Produced by Evan Rosa
  • Hosted by Evan Rosa
  • Production Assistance by Martin Chan & Nathan Jowers
  • A Production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School https://faith.yale.edu/about
  • Support For the Life of the World podcast by giving to the Yale Center for Faith & Culture: https://faith.yale.edu/give
Kathryn Tanner
Frederick Marquand Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School
Ryan McAnnally-Linz
Associate Director

Theologian Kathryn Tanner reflects on the ways finance-dominated capitalism controls our experience of time, and offers insights for a Christian approach to living in the present, informed by an economy of abundant grace.

What does patience have to do with money? It's much more than timing the market just right. The economic factors of our market economy hold great sway over our relationship to the past, present, and future. Theologian Kathryn Tanner reflects on the ways finance-dominated capitalism controls our experience of time, and offers insights for a Christian approach to living in the present, informed by an economy of abundant grace. Part 2 of a 6-episode series on Patience hosted by Ryan McAnnally-Linz.

Show Notes

  • Listen to Patience Part 1 on Time, Acceleration, and Waiting, with Andrew Root (July 24, 2021)
  • What does patience have to do with money?
  • Is time money?
  • What is finance dominated capitalism?
  • Viewing economy and our relationship to time through past, present, and future
  • "Chained to the past”—debt is no longer designed to be paid off, and you can’t escape it
  • “Urgent focus on the present”—emergencies, preoccupation, short-term outlook, and anxiety
  • Workplace studies
  • Poverty, Emergency, and a Lack of Resources (Time or Money)
  • Lack of time and resources makes you fixated on the present
  • A Christian sense of the urgency of the present
  • Sufficient supply of God's grace
  • The right way to focus on the present
  • "Consideration of the present for all intents and purposes collapses into concern about the future."
  • The future is already embedded and encased in the present value of things.
  • Stock market and collapsing the present into future expectations
  • Pulling the future into the present
  • Gamestop and making the future present, and the present future
  • Patience and "elongating the present"
  • Fulsomeness, amplitude, expansiveness of God’s grace
  • Race, savings, and dire circumstances
  • Patience as a means to elongating the present
  • Stability, volatility, and waiting
  • “There’s no profit in waiting."
  • God's steadfast love and commitment
  • Kierkegaard's Works of Love
  • Augustine’s unstable volatile world and the implication of investing only in God's love and stability
  • "Something has to hold firm in order for you to take risks."

About Kathryn Tanner

Theologian Kathryn Tanner is the Frederick Marquand Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School. Her research relates the history of Christian thought to contemporary issues of theological concern using social, cultural, and feminist theory. She is the author of God and Creation in Christian Theology: Tyranny or Empowerment? ; The Politics of God: Christian Theologies and Social Justice ; Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology ; Jesus, Humanity and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology ; Economy of Grace ; Christ the Key; and most recently Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism.

Production Notes

  • This podcast featured theologians Kathryn Tanner and Ryan McAnnally-Linz
  • Edited and Produced by Evan Rosa
  • Hosted by Evan Rosa
  • Production Assistance by Martin Chan & Nathan Jowers
  • A Production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School https://faith.yale.edu/about
  • Support For the Life of the World podcast by giving to the Yale Center for Faith & Culture: https://faith.yale.edu/give

Kathryn Tanner
Frederick Marquand Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School
Ryan McAnnally-Linz
Associate Director

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