Contributors to this forum consider why, when, and where certain understandings of charity and philanthropy have proven persuasive and powerful.
Daniel Vaca is the Robert Gale Noyes Assistant Professor of Humanities at Brown University, where he teaches in the Department of Religious Studies. A historian of religion and culture in North America, he specializes in the relationship between religious and economic activity in the United States. His first book, Evangelicals Incorporated: Books and the Business of Religion in America (Harvard, 2019) examines how evangelical ideas, identities, and alliances have developed through commercial strategy and corporate initiative. The co-chair of the American Academy of Religion's program unit on Religion and Economy, Daniel serves on the editorial board of The Immanent Frame.