Christianity and the Culture of Economics

Editor(s): Donald Hay Alan Kreider

Language: English

Genre(s): Religion

  • July 2001 · 224pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708317044

About The Book

Does the market promote its own intrinsic and selfish values, or does it merely reflect the values of society? This collection offers reports from all areas of the business and policy sectors, providing a debate on the supposedly conflicting relationship between the market and spiritual values.

Endorsements

"This is definitely a book which theologians (as well as economists) ought to read ... All the papers are of high quality and they relate constructively to one another." -Crucible

Contents

*Donald Hay, Introduction: the role of values in a market economy; *Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, The culture of the market; *David Nussbaum, Does shareholder value drive the world?; *Roger Sawtell, Cooperatives: regenerating business in the next century; *Donald B. Kraybill, Amish economies: the interface of religious values and economic interests; *Isabella D. Bunn, The pursuit of values in international trade; *Andrew Henley, Work and unemployment; *Andrew Dilnot, What is happening to the welfare state?; *Bob Goudzwaard, Economic growth: is more always better?; *Donald Hay, On being a Christian economist.

About the Editor(s)

Donald Hay

Professor Donald Hay was Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Jesus College, Oxford.

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Alan Kreider

Alan Kreider is former Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, Regent’s Park College, Oxford.

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