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Christian economic ethics : history and implications

What does the history of Christian views of economic life mean for economic life in the twenty-first century? Here Daniel Finn reviews the insights provided by a large number of texts, from the Bible and the early church, to the Middle Ages and the Protestant Reformation, to treatments of the subject in the last century. Relying on both social science and theology, Finn then turns to the implications of this history for economic life today. Throughout, the book invites the reader to engage the sources and to develop an answer to the volume's basic question-- Source other than the Library of Congress
Print Book, English, 2013
Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 2013
ix, 412 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780800699611, 0800699610
pt. 1. Introduction. Introduction: well water deep down
How a living tradition means
pt. 2. From the Bible to the Reformation. The Hebrew Scriptures
The New Testament
The early church
Christian faith and concern for the poor
The early church: patristic teaching on ownership and wealth
The beginnings of monastic life
The Medieval period: Thomas Aquinas and natural law ethics
The Medieval period: Thomas Aquinas on four economic issues
The Protestant Reformation
pt. 3. Resources for Interpretation. The development of moral teaching
Engaging controversies today
What we should and should not learn from economics
pt. 4. Modern church teaching on economic life. Pope Leo XIII and Pope Pius XI
Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI
Contemporary Protestant thought on economic life
Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI
pt. 5. Coming to conclusions. Principles for an economic ethic today
Implications for an economic ethic today
Society, government, and market: getting the relationships right