Review of Thomas Aquinas and the Civil Economy Tradition

Martin Schlag Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 2, no. 1 (2022) Published12 November 2021 (first view) In my Italian review of the Dizionario di economia civile (Bruni and Zamagni 2009), I argued for the inclusion of Thomas Aquinas among the intellectual forerunners of the civil economy tradition. My conviction was grounded in Aquinas’sContinue reading “Review of Thomas Aquinas and the Civil Economy Tradition”

Review of The Routledge Handbook of Economic Theology

Paul van Geest / Bas van Os Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 2 (2021): 233-238 Published29 October 2021 (first view)01 November 2021 The Routledge Handbook of Economic Theology is based on the premise that economics and business administration have undergone a theological turn of their own after the secularization of society.Continue reading “Review of The Routledge Handbook of Economic Theology”

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): 193-215 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’sContinue 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): 227-231 Published09 July 2021 (first view)01 November 2021 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 FlikkemaContinue 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): 217-225 Published17 June 2021 (first view)01 November 2021 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 theContinue 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): 137-158 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 haveContinue 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): 159-191 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 toContinue 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): 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. Inequality hasContinue reading “Review of Thomas Piketty’s Capital et idéologie”