Economy Of Grace

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Are there any fair and viable alternatives to global capitalism? University of Chicago theologian Kathryn Tanner offers here a serious and creative proposal for evaluating economic theory and behavior through a theological lens.
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Overview

Are there any fair and viable alternatives to global capitalism? University of Chicago theologian Kathryn Tanner offers here a serious and creative proposal for evaluating economic theory and behavior through a theological lens.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780800637743
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/17/2005
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 817,357
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

1 An economy of grace? 1
What has Christianity to do with economics 2
Money means grace and grace means money 6
The dangers of semantic analysis 8
The pros and cons of a formal analysis 10
The potential for noncompetitiveness 22
An economically irrelevant pipe dream? 28
2 Imaging alternatives to the present economic system 31
Theological economy's response to capitalism 32
Capitalist exchange and exclusive property 34
Locke, inalienable property, and loan 40
Grace, gift exchange, and the freely given gift 47
An economy of grace 62
3 Putting a theological economy to work 87
The challenge of a theological economy 89
The significance of economic interdependence 92
Welfare and unconditional giving 99
Capitalist competition and the principle of noncompetitiveness 105
Non-marketable goods and noncompetitive possession and use 129
The will for change 140
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