Titel: Alternatives to Economics: Christian Socio-Economic Perspectives
Autor/en: Clive Beed, Cara Beed
UNIV PR OF AMER
Dezember 2006 - kartoniert - 415 Seiten
Alternatives to Economics outlines the Christian thought system and its value as an alternative to secular social science in the development of socio-economic policies. Co-authors, Clive and Cara Beed demonstrate how the Christian thought system could be applied to issues such as distribution of wealth and the growing unemployment problem.
1 List of Tables 2 Acknowledgements 3 Preface Chapter 4 Christian Belief as Relevant to Modern Socio-Economic Life Chapter 5 Christian Principles for the Organization of Employment Chapter 6 Biblical Exegesis-Based Principles for Economic Distribution Chapter 7 Christian Explanations for Unemployment Chapter 8 Socio-Economic Principles in Contemporary Christian and Islamic Thought Chapter 9 A Christian Perspective on Economics Chapter 10 Christians and the Autonomy of Economics Chapter 11 Science and Contemporary Economics Chapter 12 Naturalism and Contemporary Economics Chapter 13 Causal Explanation and Laws in Naturalistic Social Science Chapter 14 The Status of Economics as a Naturalistic Social Science Chapter 15 Intellectual Progress and Academic Economics Chapter 16 A Christian Response to Naturalistic Social Science Chapter 17 The Methodology of Christian Socio-Economic Analysis 18 Bibliography 19 Index
Clive Beed is a retired senior lecturer from the University of Melbourne's Department of Economics. Co-author Cara Beed is a retired lecturer in sociology at the Australian Catholic University.
This is the most thoroughgoing exposure of the sheer irrationality of the naturalistic assumptions of modern economics so far achieved. The authors also begin to take further the development of a Christian economic thought into the realm of real, practicable proposals. -- John Milbank, Professor in Religion, Politics & Ethics, University of Nottingham and author of Theology and Social Theory In many journal articles over the years, Clive and Cara Beed have constructed a strong and appealing line of argument about the integration of Christianity and economics. Finally, all of this material is collected between a single set of covers. This collection is indispensable to the serious study of the faith and learning issue in our discipline. I congratulate the Beeds on their achievement. -- John P. Tiemstra, Professor of Economics, Calvin College and co-author of Reforming Economics: Calvinist Studies on Methods and Institutions At the vanguard of efforts to develop a Christian understanding of the economy have been Clive and Cara Beed. The real gem in Alternatives to Economics, the reason it will become the seminal book on viewing the economy from a Christian perspective, is the Beeds insistence to ground the analysis of economic questions in a biblical perspective. Alternatives to Economics is an important and necessary step in the effort to create an economy which protects human dignity and promotes the common good. -- Charles M.A. Clark, Professor of Economics, St John's University