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The relationship between contemporary theologians and economists has tended to range from frosty to indifferent. Economists usually relegate theological reasoning to the realm of private spirituality, viewing it as holding little relevance for the analysis of markets and economic activity. Theologians, on the other hand, often make lofty and idealized pronouncements about economics with very little understanding of the economic realities they are critiquing. This sometimes fraught, sometimes apathetic relationship is especially troubling given the broad consensus, among both religious and non-religious scholars, that—among the profusion of business and economic-related problems of the last decade—many could be classified as moral crises.Theology and Economics seeks to fill the gap in understanding, respect, and communication between economists and theologians and set a uniquely collaborative example. Jeremy Kidwell and Sean Doherty have brought together a group of prominent Christian economists and theologians to discuss how we might transform economic and theological reasoning from antagonistic forces into tools with which to cultivate more just and moral economies in the twenty-first century.
The relationship between contemporary theologians and economists has ranged from frosty to indifferent. Economists can tend to relegate theological reasoning to the realm of private spirituality, seeing it as having with little relevance for their analysis of markets and economic activity. Simultaneously, theologians often make lofty and idealised pronouncements about economics with very little understanding of the economic realities they critique. It is into this gap that this volume seeks to provide a uniquely collaborative example. This volume brings together a group of prominent Christian economists and theologians in a conversation which seeks to better understand how we might make use of the tools of economic and theological reasoning?which are too often wielded as swords of blame and recrimination against one another?into plowshares: tools which can be used jointly by Christian economists and theologians to cultivate more just and moral economies in the 21st century.
Number of Pages: 293
Genre: Business + Money Management, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Ethics, Economics / General
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Street Date: October 7, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0492
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