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Calculated futures [electronic resource] : theology, ethics, and economics / D. Stephen Long, Nancy Ruth Fox ; with Tripp York.

Author/Creator:
Long, D. Stephen, 1960-
Publication:
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (240 p.)
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Subjects:
Economics -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christianity and politics.
Ethics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Calculated Futures examines the ethical and theological underpinnings of the free-market economy, investigating not only the morality of corporations and exchange rates, but also how the politics of economics shape people as moral agents. It does this less by insisting on the unfavorable effects of capitalism, and more by drawing on theological virtues, Christian doctrines, and liturgical practices to discover what they might show us about economic exchanges. Calculated Futures seeks a way forward by engaging economics as a social scientific discipline without subordinating theology to it.
Contents:
The logic of the market : an investigation of first principles
Prophets and profits : economics and theology in conflict?
The facts about values
What makes theology "political"? : come let us reason together
The theology of economics : Adam Smith as "church" father
The corporation and everyday economic life : a traditioned theological inquiry
Corporations and the ends we serve
Usury : avarice as a capital vice
A Catholic Church and global market : the tale of two corporations
Offering our gifts : the politics of remembrance.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-225) and index.
Contributor:
Fox, Nancy Ruth.
York, Tripp.
ISBN:
1-280-96923-7
9786610969234
1-60258-081-2
OCLC:
476074750