Economics and Theological Ethics: An Environmental Economist Replies to his Queen

H. Spencer Banzhaf Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 2 (2021) AbstractRecently, some theological ethicists have criticized modern economics for offering a rival theology that undermines an appreciation for creation and God’s gifts. In their view, through the logic of opportunity cost, economics substitutes a tragic world of scarcity for God’s abundance.Continue reading “Economics and Theological Ethics: An Environmental Economist Replies to his Queen”

Teaching the Economics of Religion to Undergraduate Economics Students

Junaid B. Jahangir Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 2, no. 1 (2022) AbstractUnlike standard economics courses, there are limited resources available for instructors who are trained in the mainstream neoclassical paradigm. Many courses in this field are pitched at an advanced level for students pursuing graduate research, or they are pitched through theContinue reading “Teaching the Economics of Religion to Undergraduate Economics Students”

Review of Abraham Kuyper’s On Business & Economics

Roelf Haan Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 2 (2021) Published9 July 2021 (first view) Lexham Press has started a “major series of new translations of Abraham Kuyper’s key works in public theology,” never before available in English, and consisting of twelve volumes. Jordan J. Ballor and Melvin Flikkema are the generalContinue reading “Review of Abraham Kuyper’s On Business & Economics”

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

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 approachContinue 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”