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”

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”

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”