Global Neighbors: Christian Faith and Moral Obligations in Today's Economy

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Prologue: Producing Endurance: A Story of Faith and the Global Market William Goettler Goettler, William

Introduction Christian Faith and the Global Market Douglas A. Hicks Hicks, Douglas A. Mark Valeri Valeri, Mark

I Near and Far Obligations in the Global Market

1 Who Is My Neighbor? An Invitation to See the World with Different Eyes Thomas W. Walker Walker, Thomas W. 3

2 Agape and Special Relations in a Global Economy: Theological Sources Eric Gregory Gregory, Eric 16

3 Global Poverty and Bono's Celebrity Activism: An Analysis of Moral Imagination and Motivation Douglas A. Hicks Hicks, Douglas A. 43

II Christian Witness and Mainstream Economic Theory: Four Critiques

4 Human Nature and Human Needs in Recent Economic Theory Kent Van Til Van Til, Kent 65

5 Economic Justice Requires More than the Kindness of Strangers Rebecca Todd Peters Peters, Rebecca Todd 89

6 Free Markets and the Reign of God: Identifying Potential Conflicts Jeff Van Duzer Van Duzer, Jeff 109

7 And God Said, Let There Be Many: An Argument for Economic Diversity Janet Parker Parker, Janet 133

III Labor and Vocation in the Global Market

8 Knowledge Work, Craft Work, and Calling Robert D. Austin Austin, Robert D. Lee Devin Devin, Lee 167

9 Christian Manufacturers at the Crossroads Shirley J. Roels Roels, Shirley J. 196

10 A Christian Perspective on the Role of Government in a Market Economy Rebecca M. Blank Blank, Rebecca M. 224

11 Critical Economic Engagement: On the Perennial and Novel Dimensions Douglas A. Hicks Hicks, Douglas A. Mark Valeri Valeri, Mark 248

Index of Names and Subjects 265

Index of Scripture References 275

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2011

    Very thoughtful reader on globalization

    This attractive book raises great questions about the global economy. It uses the parable of the good samaritan to understand ethical and economic obligations.

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