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): 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 a historicalContinue reading “A Contractual Look at the Role of Religion in the Stability of Marriage”

Providence and the Invisible Hand: Comments on Van der Kooi and Ballor

Paul Oslington Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 1 (2021): 109-112 Published17 November 2020 (first view)23 March 2021  I welcome Cornelis van der Kooi and Jordan Ballor’s (2021) contribution to the debate about the role of divine providence in Adam Smith’s work and the meaning of the invisible hand metaphor. It isContinue reading “Providence and the Invisible Hand: Comments on Van der Kooi and Ballor”

Providence, Divine Power, and the ‘Invisible Hand’ in Adam Smith

Cornelis van der Kooi / Jordan J. Ballor Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 1, no. 1 (2021): 25-44 AbstractThis contribution advances a critical examination of Smith’s thought in theological perspective, with a point of departure in a recent interpretation of the ‘invisible hand.’ We show that the concept of general providence has displacedContinue reading “Providence, Divine Power, and the ‘Invisible Hand’ in Adam Smith”