This book challenges the notion of the separation between economics and theology. It explores relationships between the disciplines through the concept of salvation, focusing on the work of Adam Smith and G.W.F. Hegel. They wrote as the disciplinary boundaries between economics and theology were taking shape, and remain important figures in contemporary discussions. Illuminating the theological foundations of the economic ideas of these two main thinkers, this book enriches our understanding of issues related to salvation such as: sympathy and recognition; poverty and the state; the invisible hand and the cunning of reason; evil and scarcity and eschatology. Moreover, the book contributes to a broader understanding of salvation and provides a model for future dialogue between economists and theologians by extending the frontiers of this unexplored field of research.
|Publisher:||Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften|
|Product dimensions:||5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Yong-Sun Yang holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales and has master’s degrees in economics and theology, after earlier studies in mathematics and philosophy. He is currently teaching systematic theology and ethics in Sydney.
Table of Contents
Contents: Beginning of Dialogue Between Economics and Theology – Adam Smith’s Self-interest as a Way of Salvation – Hegel’s Rational Self-consciousness as a Way of Salvation – Sympathy and Recognition – Invisible Hand and Cunning of Reason: God’s Providence – Poverty and the State in the Theology of Economics in Smith and Hegel – Theodicy: Evil and God in the Theology of Economics – Eschatology – Economics and Theology of Salvation in Adam Smith and Hegel – Dialogue Between Economics and Theology to Be Continued.