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"An ethical man is a Christian holding four aces." So said Mark Twain. But practicing Christians, at least, want to be ethical in all areas of life and work—not just when they are holding four aces. To those faced with the many questions and quandaries of doing business with integrity, Alexander Hill offers a place to begin.
Alexander Hill carefully explores the foundational Christian concepts of holiness, justice and love. These keys to God's character, he argues, are also the keys to Christian business ethics. Hill then shows how some common responses to business ethics fall short of a fully Christian response. Finally, he turns to penetrating case studies on such pressing topics as employer-employee relations, discrimination and affirmative action, and environmental damage. This is an excellent introduction to business ethics for students and a bracing refresher for men and women already in the marketplace.
PART 1: CONCEPTS
1. A Christian Ethic for Business
PART 2: FALSE EXITS
5. Dual Morality
PART 3: TOPICS
8. Honesty and Deception (Part 1)
9. Honesty and Deception (Part 2)
10. Concealment and Disclosure
11. Employer-Employee Relations
12. Employee Rights
13. Discrimination and Affirmative Action
14. The Environment
Epilogue: A Theocentric Approach to Business Ethics