Christina McRorie is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Creighton University. Her research uses resources drawn from Christian theology and ethics, political economy, and economics to consider questions about moral agency and obligation in markets. Her essays have appeared in The Hedgehog Review, Soundings, and the Journal of Religious Ethics. McRorie is a member of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church and a Research Fellow in the Collaborative Inquiries in Christian Theological Anthropology project, funded through the John Templeton Foundation. Her current book project, Capitalism as the World: A Theology, uses the theological category of “the world” to examine contemporary capitalism as a context for moral agency. She received her PhD from the University of Virginia in 2016.
Above all, the Christian tradition urges us to reject the application of war metaphors to the market, as if it were a bloody realm of unavoidable tragedy and exclusively self-focused interest. It is not—or should not be—and the temptation to accept economic “tragedy” is really just the temptation to fail to love God and the neighbor, theologically speaking.