Contributor Profile

Eugene McCarraher

An associate professor of humanities and history at Villanova since 2000, Eugene McCarraher’s research has focused on social thought, capitalism, and religion in the United States. He has received fellowships from the Lilly Endowment, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. In addition to his scholarly work, McCarraher has published reviews and essays in Commonweal, Dissent, the Baffler, the Nation, the Hedgehog Review, and Raritan. His two books are Christian Critics: Religion and the Impasse in Modern American Social Thought (Cornell University Press, 2000) and The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019).

McCarraher participated in the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2008 and the Lived Theology and Power Workgroup meeting one. McCarraher also gave a guest lecture entitled “Reinhold Niebuhr as Christian Critic: Public Theology and the American Century.” For a listing of all our Occasional Lectures, click here.