×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Adam Smith as Theologian
     

Adam Smith as Theologian

by Paul Oslington
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0415880718

ISBN-13: 9780415880718

Pub. Date: 04/11/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Adam Smith wrote in a Scotland where Calvinism, Continental natural law theory, Stoic philosophy, and the Newtonian tradition of scientific natural theology were key to the intellectual lives of his contemporaries. But what impact did these ideas have on Smith’s system? What was Smith’s understanding of nature, divine providence, and theodicy? How was

Overview

Adam Smith wrote in a Scotland where Calvinism, Continental natural law theory, Stoic philosophy, and the Newtonian tradition of scientific natural theology were key to the intellectual lives of his contemporaries. But what impact did these ideas have on Smith’s system? What was Smith’s understanding of nature, divine providence, and theodicy? How was the new discourse of political economy positioned in relation to moral philosophy and theology?

This book considers the theological background and meaning of Smith’s work, opening up a dialogue between economists and theologians. Adam Smith as Theologian gathers a group of eminent economists, historians, philosophers, and theologians to reflect on these questions, examining the extent to which even contemporary economics may contain residues of Smith’s theological mores.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415880718
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/11/2011
Series:
Routledge Studies in Religion Series
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

@content:Introduction: Theological Readings of Smith. Paul Oslington Part I: Smith in Context 1. The Influence of Religious Thinking on the Smithian Revolution. Benjamin Friedman 2. Adam Smith, Theology and Natural Law Ethics. John Haldane 3. Sympathy and Domination: Adam Smith, Happiness, and the Virtues of Augustinianism. Eric Gregory 4. Christian Freedom in Political Economy: The Legacy of John Calvin in the Thought of Adam Smith. Joe Blosser 5. Divine Action, Providence and Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand. Paul Oslington Part II: Analysis and Assessment of Adam Smith’s Theology 6. Adam Smith, Natural Theology, and the Natural Sciences. Peter Harrison 7. How High Does The Impartial Spectator Go? James Otteson 8. Adam Smith’s Theodicy. Brendan Long 9. From Civil to Political Economy: Adam Smith’s Theological Debt. Adrian Pabst 10. Man and Society in Adam Smith’s Natural Morality: The Impartial Spectator, the Man of System, and the Invisible Hand. Ross B. Emmett 11. A Visible Hand: Contemporary Lessons from Adam Smith. Paul S. Williams

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews