The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics

by Paul Oslington
     
 

Many important contemporary debates cross economics and religion, in turn raising questions about the relationship between the two fields. This book, edited by a leader in the new interdisciplinary field of economics and religion and with contributions by experts on different aspects of the relationship between economics and Christianity, maps the current state of

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Many important contemporary debates cross economics and religion, in turn raising questions about the relationship between the two fields. This book, edited by a leader in the new interdisciplinary field of economics and religion and with contributions by experts on different aspects of the relationship between economics and Christianity, maps the current state of scholarship and points to new directions for the field. It covers the history of the relationship between economics and Christianity, economic thinking in the main Christian traditions, and the role of religion in economic development, as well as new work on the economics of religious behavior and religious markets and topics of debate between economists and theologians. It is essential reading for economists concerned with the foundations of their discipline, historians, moral philosophers, theologians seeking to engage with economics, and public policy researchers and practitioners.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Oslington has assembled a diverse congregation of social scientists and theologians, many of whom make important contributions to this burgeoning interdisciplinary field... The breadth and depth of this book will make it a valuable addition to almost every scholarly library... Highly recommended." --CHOICE

"Paul Oslington has achieved the commendable feat of bringing the seemingly different areas of economics and Christian theology in dialogue with each other, creating the space for an interdisciplinary discussion. This handbook is surely a landmark in the interdisciplinary research field of economics and Christianity, and a valuable guide for those who are interested in the dialogue between economics and theology." -- Journal of the History of Economic Thought

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199729715
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.60(d)

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Professor of Economics, Australian Catholic University

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