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Economics And Religion : Are They Distinct? - Geoffrey Brennan

Economics And Religion

Are They Distinct?

By: Geoffrey Brennan (Editor), A. M. C. Waterman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1994
ISBN: 9780792394433
Number Of Pages: 289

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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.

Contributing Authors
Introduction: Economics and Religion?p. 3
Theological Positions and Economic Perspectives in Ancient Literaturep. 19
Whately, Senior, and the Methodology of Classical Economicsp. 41
John Bates Clark: The Religious Imperativep. 61
Wicksteed: Economist and Prophetp. 77
Frank Knight: Economics versus Religionp. 103
ORDO Liberalism and the Social Market Economyp. 121
Keynes and Knowledgep. 139
The Impact of Theological Predispositions on Economics: A Commentaryp. 163
Mappings of (Economic) Meaning: Here Be Monstersp. 179
The Religious Content of Economicsp. 193
Commentp. 205
Review of the Evidencep. 213
Economics as Religionp. 227
The Impossibility of a Theologically Sensitive Economicsp. 237
Summary If Not Conclusionsp. 249
Referencesp. 259
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9780792394433
ISBN-10: 0792394437
Series: Recent Economic Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 30th June 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.34