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God and Mammon - Lloyd E. Sandelands


Published: 1st December 2009
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In many parts of today's global economy, the moral foundations of society are being tested by a business culture that is given to the good of business owners, rather than the good of the human person and society. The widening gulf between business economics and ethics begs for a vigorous response informed by what is best in the human spirit. This places a responsibility upon business people that calls to faith for perspective. God and Mammon discusses the ages-old, but ever-new conflict between God and Mammon in business. These seven chapters speak of the need for God in business today. Together, the chapters of this book build toward a comprehensive ethic of business administration. God and Mammon finds that business today needs to serve the human person, who is a creative being in the image of God.

[An] incisive book, Sandelands weaves together business, society and religion in a vigorous and compelling thesis that simultaneously educates, provokes, and reveals. What Sandelands accomplishes is profound; he draws the reader into his deep and thoughtful consideration of the necessary interconnectedness of work, life, and God. He sets his sights on "the wonder of the corporation"...and how it is both a product of, and yet beholding to, broader forces that arise within cultural currents, the higher power of God, and, most astutely, what it means to be human. -- Mary Ann Glynn, Joseph F. Cotter Professor of Organization Studies, professor of sociology, research director, Boston College Winston Center for While the truth revealed in this book is timeless, its publication is timely...This book is as much a meditation on the future of business as it is a diagnosis of what ails us. Anyone remotely interested in business needs to read this book. -- James P. Walsh, Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgementsp. vii
A Thin Spotp. 1
In Word and Thoughtp. 1
Being at Oddsp. 5
A Being Not Our Ownp. 9
He Will Be Servedp. 11
Being at Workp. 13
In Search of Beingp. 13
Work against Beingp. 14
Work for Beingp. 16
In God, I Trustp. 20
Why the Center Holdsp. 23
Dark Matter Mysteryp. 24
Of the Bodyp. 25
Love's Flowerp. 27
To Garden Edenp. 30
Conclusionp. 34
Thy Will Be Donep. 35
Two Puzzles of Powerp. 35
Power, Authority, and Responsibilityp. 36
To Lead is to Servep. 39
Puzzles Resolvedp. 42
Business and the Human Personp. 45
A Bad Rapp. 46
To Make a Livingp. 47
The Weight and the Gloryp. 49
A Final Wordp. 55
Christmas Thoughts on Business Educationp. 57
The Summum Bonump. 58
The "Goods" of Business Educationp. 60
First Things and Second Thingsp. 66
Toward a Business Education in the Goodp. 69
Christmas and the Churchp. 72
The Joy of Businessp. 75
The Attitude of Wonderp. 75
Joy to the Worldp. 77
Business and the Churchp. 81
Notesp. 85
Bibliographyp. 99
Indexp. 103
About the Authorp. 107
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ISBN: 9780761849407
ISBN-10: 0761849408
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 116
Published: 1st December 2009
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.18