The Logic of Wasteful Production

Tong Zhang Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 2, no. 2 (2022): #-# AbstractEconomic neoliberalism promises social efficiency with self-interested participants and free competition. This doctrine is challenged by the extensive production of wasteful goods and services in the contemporary West. By studying three types of wasteful production—conspicuous goods, conspicuous profession, and information overproduction—Continue reading “The Logic of Wasteful Production”

Review of Business Ethics and Catholic Social Thought

A. M. C. Waterman Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 2, no. 1 (2022): 17-20 Published26 April 2022 (first view)20 May 2022 This book is less than the sum of its parts. Most of its authors are distinguished students of Roman Catholic social doctrine, with influential publications in philosophy, law, finance, business, economics, religion,Continue reading “Review of Business Ethics and Catholic Social Thought”

Review of Divine Accounting: Theo-Economics in Early Christianity

Thomas R. Blanton IV Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 2, no. 1 (2022): 21-27 Published26 April 2022 (first view)20 May 2022 Pierre Bourdieu makes two salient observations concerning the topic of “religion” (or theology) and the “economy.” First, from the side of “religion”: “For obvious reasons, symbolic goods are spontaneously located by ordinaryContinue reading “Review of Divine Accounting: Theo-Economics in Early Christianity”

Review of Morality in the Marketplace: Reconciling Theology and Economics.

Albino Barrera Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 2, no. 1 (2022): 13-15 Published25 April 2022 (first view)20 May 2022 One suggestion I would have made during the editing and production of this work is to change its main title. “Morality in the Marketplace” most likely gives browsers the impression that the book isContinue reading “Review of Morality in the Marketplace: Reconciling Theology and Economics.”

Review of The Reformation of Welfare: The New Faith of the Labour Market

Stefan Schwarzkopf Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 2, no. 1 (2022): 9-11 Published25 April 2022 (first view)20 May 2022 Scholarship in economic theology typically speaks of capitalism as a system of faith in markets. The literature mostly deals with consumer and financial markets when it castigates this secular faith. Banks then appear asContinue reading “Review of The Reformation of Welfare: The New Faith of the Labour Market”

Review of The Spirit of French Capitalism: Economic Theology in the Age of Enlightenment

Maxime Menuet Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 2, no. 1 (2022): 5-8 Published07 February 2022 (first view)20 May 2022 The Spirit of French Capitalism by Charly Coleman is an attempt to investigate some connection between French Catholicism and the economic sphere in the 17th and 18th centuries. Coleman’s thesis is that the “master-ideasContinue reading “Review of The Spirit of French Capitalism: Economic Theology in the Age of Enlightenment”

Review of Thomas Aquinas and the Civil Economy Tradition

Martin Schlag Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 2, no. 1 (2022): 1-4 Published12 November 2021 (first view)20 May 2022 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 wasContinue 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): 29-50 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 throughContinue reading “Teaching the Economics of Religion to Undergraduate Economics Students”