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Religion and Economics : Normative Social Theory - James M. Dean

Religion and Economics

Normative Social Theory

By: James M. Dean (Editor), A. M. C. Waterman (Editor)

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Normative Social Theory James M. Dean and A. M. C. Waterman University of Manitoba 1. Economics and Religion Once Again This hook is a sequel to Economics and Religion: Are They Distinct? (Brennan and Waterman 1994). That volume was motivated by a frustration born of many disappointing encounters between economists and theologians in the 1980s. Can bishops, synods, and other voices of organized religion bring any interesting (and disinterested) contribution to the public policy debate? If so, what is the relation of their contribution to that of the purely "secular" knowledge economists believe they can supply? Can economists bring any interesting (and disinterested) contribution to the public policy debate? If so, what is the relation of their contribution to the fundamental values that inform social ethics and that are still guarded to a large extent by religious tradition? All too often the two sides talked at cross-purposes. Well-intentioned economists coexisted for a few hours or days with well­ intentioned theologians whose manner of conceiving social reality was radically incompatible with their own. There seemed to be no common ground. The first requisite of any genuine conversation is an agreed conceptual framework that is able to accommodate the peculiar social vision both of the economist and of theologian, and to display the logical relation between the two.

Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Normative Social Theoryp. 3
Case Studies
How Through Economics Rabbinic Judaism States its Theory of the Social Orderp. 13
The Uses of Economics in Papal Encyclicalsp. 33
Social Thinking in Established Protestant Churchesp. 51
Liberation Theology and Economics: God's Reign and a New Societyp. 69
Every Square Inch: Kuyperian Social Theory and Economicsp. 85
Economics and Evangelicalismp. 99
Interpetative Essays
Social Factors in Religion and Economicsp. 115
Economics, Ethics, and Knowledgep. 123
Economics and Religion: Commentp. 131
"If the Trumpet Does Not Sound a Clear Call..."p. 141
Economics and Technology: Collaboration or Collision?p. 153
On Doing the Impossiblep. 165
Summary If Not Conclusionsp. 175
Referencesp. 185
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9780792383734
ISBN-10: 0792383737
Series: Recent Economic Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 205
Published: 30th November 1998
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.49