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Religion and Economics: Normative Social Theory
     

Religion and Economics: Normative Social Theory

by J.M. Dean (Editor)
 
This book is a sequel to Economics and Religion: Are They Distinct? (Brennan and Waterman 1994). That volume was motivated by a frustration born of many disappointing encounters between economists and theologians in the 1980s. There are many possible ways of exploring the relation between economics and theology in normative social theory. This volume presents a set of

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This book is a sequel to Economics and Religion: Are They Distinct? (Brennan and Waterman 1994). That volume was motivated by a frustration born of many disappointing encounters between economists and theologians in the 1980s. There are many possible ways of exploring the relation between economics and theology in normative social theory. This volume presents a set of case studies of ways in which economics and theology may actually have been combined in the real world.

As in the previous volume, these case studies were written first and then sent as a complete set to a second group of authors whose function was to act as a jury. The commentators were asked to read all the case studies and to compose their interpretative essays so as to address the following question: In the light of the evidence you have considered in the case studies, is the attempt to combine into a normative social theory the(putative) insights of theology with the (putative) scientific knowledge supplied by economics either or both intellectually defensible and actually fruitful?

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To follow up the 1994 , which explored how the two systems of thought could be harmonized within normative social theory, a number of case studies were conducted and the reports and sent as a group to a second group of authors. These commentators composed interpretive essays to address whether the attempts to combine into a normative social theory the putative insights of theology with the putative scientific knowledge supplied by economics are intellectually defensible and/or actually fruitful. The volume contains both the case studies and the essays. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789401058919
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Series:
Recent Economic Thought Series , #67
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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