Economics And Religion: Are They Distinct?

Economics And Religion: Are They Distinct?

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What is the relation between economics and religion? In particular, are theology and economics entirely autonomous and distinct areas of inquiry? Economics and Religion: Are They Distinct? takes an inductive approach using case studies to shed light on the extent to which economics may be regarded as independent of the religious beliefs of its practitioners. The case studies comprise the first part of the book and are listed chronologically. These case studies are followed by commentaries, or interpretive essays; the authors of these commentaries are acting as a jury to consider the question `How sensitive is economics to theological considerations?' The editors provide a concluding chapter summarizing both the evidence and the findings.
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  • Hardback | 289 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1994 ed.
  • IX, 289 p.
  • 0792394437
  • 9780792394433

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Economics and Religion? H.G. Brennan, A.M.C. Waterman. Case Studies: 2. Theological Positions and Economic Perspectives in Ancient Literature; B. Gordon. 3. Whately, Senior and the Methodology of Classical Economics; A.M.C. Waterman. 4. John Bates Clark: the Religious Imperative; J.F. Henry. 5. Wicksteed: Economist and Prophet; I. Steedman. 6. Frank Knight: Economics versus Religion; R.B. Emmett. 7. ORDO Liberalism and the Social Market Economy; R.E. Wagner. 8. Keynes and Knowledge; T.K. Rymes. Interpretative Essays: 9. The Impact of Theological Predisposition on Economics: a Commentary; H.G. Brennan. 10. Mappings of (Economic) Meaning: Here be Monsters; A.B. Cramp. 11. The Religious Content of Economics; S.C. Dow. 12. Comments; G.C. Harcourt. 13. Review of the Evidence; P. Heyne. 14. Economics as Religion; R.H. Nelson. 15. The Impossibility of a Theologically Sensitive Economics; K.I. Vaughn. 16. Summary if not Conclusions; H.G. Brennan, A.M.C. Waterman. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
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