Religion and Economic Justice / Edition 1

Religion and Economic Justice / Edition 1

by Michael Zweig
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1566390036

ISBN-13: 9781566390033

Pub. Date: 01/28/1991

Publisher: Temple University Press

As Eastern European economies move to capitalism, many people there hope for a better life. But capitalism is no guarantee of prosperity. Economic deprivation, war, social marginalization, and powerlessness mark the lives of millions and spark social movements for economic justice aimed at correcting these conditions. Often these movements are based in religious

Overview

As Eastern European economies move to capitalism, many people there hope for a better life. But capitalism is no guarantee of prosperity. Economic deprivation, war, social marginalization, and powerlessness mark the lives of millions and spark social movements for economic justice aimed at correcting these conditions. Often these movements are based in religious communities, their activists motivated by religious commitment to human dignity and the need for personal empowerment. Although the new theology contains an economic critique, little dialogue has taken place between the religious and economic communities on matters of economic analysis. Religion and Economic Justice seeks to develop this exchange.

This book contains original essays by distinguished contributors from economics, religious ethics, and biblical studies. The authors provide a powerful critique of the individualism which underlies mainstream economic analysis and which fragments our communities, a critique that extends to the values implicit in the market system. The authors also show how social marginalization and economic deprivation are the consequences of economic organization, not simply the failings of individuals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566390033
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.97(d)

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