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.
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Daniel K. Finn is the William and Virginia Clemens Professor of Economics and the Liberal Arts and professor of theology at Saint John's University and the College of St. Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota. He is a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics, the Association for Social Economics, and the Catholic Theological Society of America. He is the author or editor of a number of books, including The Moral Ecology of Markets (2006), The True Wealth of Nations (2010) and The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life (2012).Review:
"Daniel Finn treats the relationship of Christian social ethics and economic life with the subtlety, insight, and balance that it deserves but rarely gets. The study is deepened by opening up the history of Christian social teaching, brightened by everyday examples, and sweetened by a kind and generous tone. Finn is gracious toward those who disagree with his positions, but always clear and firm about where he stands." --John Tiemstra, professor emeritus of economics, Calvin College
"Finn accomplishes two important tasks in this book. First, he surveys the historical development of the principles of Christian social thought. Second, he presents the Christian tradition as a credible and challenging alternative to the entire spectrum of political ideology, not simply as a another tool for those ideologies to employ in the political fray." --Andrew Yuengert, professor of economics. Pepperdine University
"I can only think of one concise and apt adjective to describe Daniel Finn's Christian Economic Ethics: History and Implications: magisterial! No other single volume so deftly recounts the entire history of Christian economic ethics, Protestant and Catholic, and its development while so brilliantly engaging in a two way dialogue between economics and Christian economic ethics. Specialists will want their own copy and beginners will find this work as an indispensable introduction to the topic." --John A. Coleman, S. J., Casassa Professor of Social Values Emeritus, Loyola Marymount University
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