Covenants of Conscience

A Response to Keeley McMurray’s Constructing Conscience

Authors

  • James Dennis LoRusso Georgia State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/imre.41866

Keywords:

apostcolonialism, the self, interiority, conscience, law

Author Biography

James Dennis LoRusso, Georgia State University

James Dennis LoRusso is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at Georgia State University and former Associate Research Scholar in the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. LoRusso is interested in Theories and Methods in the study of religion, the intersection of religion and management thought and practice, and the workplace as a site of production for the category of religion. He is the author of Spirituality, Corporate Culture, and American Business: The Neoliberal Ethic and The Spirit of Global Capital (Bloomsbury, 2017), which traces how “spiritual” discourses in business have sustained neoliberal norms and socioeconomic structures.

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Published

2020-12-07

How to Cite

LoRusso, J. D. (2020). Covenants of Conscience: A Response to Keeley McMurray’s Constructing Conscience. Implicit Religion, 23(1), 77–87. https://doi.org/10.1558/imre.41866

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