Review of Benjamin Friedman’s Religion and the Rise of Capitalism

Salim Rashid Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 2 (2021) Published17 June 2021 (first view) The claim of this book is that religion, in this case meaning Protestant Christianity, was highly influential in the formation and acceptance of modern economics, as well as being an important influence in the acceptance of severalContinue reading “Review of Benjamin Friedman’s Religion and the Rise of Capitalism”

The Amateur Economist: Abraham Kuyper and Economics

Joost Hengstmengel Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 2 (2021) AbstractOne of the earliest attempts at formulating a systematic religious approach to economics was undertaken by neo-Calvinists, first in the Netherlands, and later in the twentieth century also in the Anglo-Saxon world. While their approach to and achievements in economics have receivedContinue reading “The Amateur Economist: Abraham Kuyper and Economics”

The Triangular Game between Autocrats, Clerics, and the Military: An Application to Muslim Countries

Emmanuelle Auriol / Jean-Philippe Platteau / Thierry Verdier Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 2 (2021) AbstractIn order to elucidate the revival of religion in the Muslim countries, we must not only understand the spread of puritan interpretations of the faith (as they have permeated movements running from Muslim Brothers to violentContinue reading “The Triangular Game between Autocrats, Clerics, and the Military: An Application to Muslim Countries”

Review of Thomas Piketty’s Capital et idéologie

Antoinette Rijsenbilt / Cornelis van der Kooi Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 1 (2021), pp. 113-116 Published23 March 2021 The world has seen an era of unprecedented economic growth over the past decades (IMF, 2011), which made people on average better off. Overall speaking, however, the rich have become richer. InequalityContinue reading “Review of Thomas Piketty’s Capital et idéologie”

Towards Economic and Theological Ecumenism: A Welcome to the Inaugural Issue

Joost Hengstmengel / Paul van Geest / Lans Bovenberg / Harry Commandeur / Kees van der Kooi / Govert Buijs / Antoinette Rijsenbilt / Bas van Os / Ard Jan Biemond Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 1 (2021), pp. 1-11 Published22 March 2021 (first view)23 March 2021 Religion—belief in God(s) andContinue reading “Towards Economic and Theological Ecumenism: A Welcome to the Inaugural Issue”

On Economics, Theology, and Religion

A. M. C. Waterman Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 1 (2021), pp. 13-24 Published11 February 2021 (first view)23 March 2021 1. Definition and logical relation of terms ‘Economics’ is an intellectual activity, and can be understood to mean any coherent discourse about economic phenomena in human societies—including ‘economic analysis,’ ‘economic policy,’Continue reading “On Economics, Theology, and Religion”

The Liberty of the Will in Theology Permits the Liberated Markets of Liberalism

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 1 (2021), pp. 81-108 AbstractThe Abrahamic doctrine of liberty of the will can allow liberalism in the economy. For a century or so in academic theology, and stretching back to the early church and such revivals as the Radical Reformation, numerous Christian writersContinue reading “The Liberty of the Will in Theology Permits the Liberated Markets of Liberalism”

To What Ends for Theology-Oriented Economic Policymaking?

Robert C. Tatum Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 1 (2021), pp. 65-80 AbstractThis paper explores the need for theology-oriented economic policymaking, as well as its possible sacred and secular ends. To facilitate this exploration, America’s Social Gospel movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries is examined as a historicalContinue reading “To What Ends for Theology-Oriented Economic Policymaking?”

A Contractual Look at the Role of Religion in the Stability of Marriage

Feler Bose Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 1 (2021), pp. 45-63 AbstractThis paper uses a modified contractual model to study the role of religion—via entry and exit costs—in shaping preferences for getting and staying married. The religions that are analyzed are two “collective” religions: Judaism and Christianity. The paper takes aContinue reading “A Contractual Look at the Role of Religion in the Stability of Marriage”