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Christian Ethics As an Economic Factor

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Published by Ayer Co Pub .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Economics,
  • Christian ethics

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    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages106
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8205549M
    ISBN 100836951417
    ISBN 109780836951417
    OCLC/WorldCa49679

    To repeat what has been said earlier upon compromise, sin appears at the point of disparity between the actual and the best possible. If not, give some examples of normative issues covered in your textbook. A Court in Germany ordered that access to certain items in the Project Gutenberg collection are blocked from Germany. The Eastern Orthodox Church permits divorce and remarriage in church in certain circumstances. The precise extent to which government should tax wealthier citizens in order to help the poor is beyond the scope of this article.

    What is the difference between self-interest and selfishness? It is neither practical nor scriptural to forbid all superfluities. How much property ought a person, or a group, to possess? He called this body of foundational premises a paradigm.

    Is there a limit to how much money and property we may ethically keep in a world that is filled with needs? The Church of England, being the established church, had links to slavery through the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel missionary organisations, which had plantations in Barbados; while the Bishop of Exeter was a personal slave owner. Moral principles provide the knowledge to help us choose the right course of action. At one end of the spectrum is a view which casts wealth and materialism as an evil to be avoided and even combatted.


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Since their establishment in the mid 17th century, Quakers had faced persecution for their beliefs which stated that everyone was "equal in the sight of God" and capable of receiving the "light of God's spirit and wisdom", including Africans.

Our chief lack has been, not in directive principles from Jesus, but in the scope of their application by Christians. Economic life in a competitive society raises problems of power Christian Ethics As an Economic Factor book insecurity — an insecurity that is psychological as well as economic.

When we have more time to ponder a decision, we can consider as many as nine possible sources of information and guidance: 1 the Bible, 2 knowledge of the facts of the situation, 3 knowledge of ourselves, 4 advice from others, 5 changed circumstances, 6 our consciences, 7 our hearts, 8 our human spirits, and 9 guidance from the Holy Spirit.

We must not be too hasty in our comparison, however. But this is not to say that guilt can be precisely allocated. Ironically, although the assertion of evangelisation was one of the justifications for enslaving Africans, very little missionary work actually took place during the early years.

Many of the Church Fathers argued for simplicity of lifestyle, saying we should not keep what we do not need. Jesus opposed use of violence in his statement that " all who will take up the sword, will die by the sword ", which suggested that those who perpetrate violence will themselves face violence.

There Christian Ethics As an Economic Factor book a persistent provincialism which makes men tend to see political Christian Ethics As an Economic Factor book economic issues from the standpoint of their own class or culture or nation.

Conditions of employment should be such that work can be done in physical and mental health and without undue anxiety for sickness, old age, or other forms of enforced unemployment.

But Richard Cumberland and his follower Samuel Pufendorf assumed, with Descartesthat the ultimate ground for every distinction between good and evil lay in the free determination of God's will, an antinomian view which renders the philosophical treatment of ethics fundamentally impossible.

Each religious group or belief has feelings when it comes to their specific point of view or opinion. So important, indeed, are they that "your heavenly Father knows that you need them all" Matt.

Unfortunately, however, he never surrendered the medieval idea of "my station and its duties. In judging what one ought to receive or possess, two simple rules may suggest the answer as well as anything more complex: 1 every person ought to have enough income to meet his basic physical and cultural needs without anxiety and with some surplus for saving and for giving; 2 no person ought to have so much that possession breeds indifference to the needs of others or becomes a peril to the soul.

For example, money, interest rates usuryprofit and loss, wages, entrepreneurship, and contractual obligations are used by Christ to make spiritual points in the parables of the pounds Lukeof the talents Matthewand of the workers in the vineyard Matthew His concern was chiefly with individuals in their person-to-person, face-to-face relationships.

Religion was also a driving force during slavery in the Americas. Laymen who live close to economic realities, if they are informed and spiritually sensitive Christians, are often better equipped than ministers to judge the concrete next steps to be taken toward economic justice.

Some Christians turned their attention to 'modern day' slavery and suggested that a new generation of abolitionists needs to be as prophetic as their forebears in ending this affront to human dignity.

Some people work because of the force of social approval, letting both the nature and the amount of their work be determined by prevailing social patterns. If this seems somewhat lacking in equalitarian justice, a higher spiritual justice is established by the principle of responsibility announced in the words, "Every one to whom much is given, of him will much be required" Luke Question: "What is Christian ethics?

For instance, scriptural passages from the Old Testament books of Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy which appear to denounce slavery actually condemn enslavement in certain circumstances rather than slavery in general.

Christian Principles and Assumptions for Economic Life, p. The Diaspora It is no coincidence that in the Diaspora, 'leaders' in the Black community are invariably men and women of faith; a trait that is traceable to slavery.

If these are the reasons why people work, which of these motives are right and which wrong? This is the missing dimension provided by Biblical Economics, and necessarily absent from humanistic schools of economic thought! It is to Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, and Micah that we are most apt to turn for the biblical foundations of social and economic justice.

In part this was due to the influence of Aristotle, in part to emphasis on the "curse" of the Fall, and in part to the ever-present tendency to give religious support to an existing social system. Within these limits a Christian society will find some latitude to be both inevitable and desirable.

Adam Smith believes competition serves as a curb on the excess of self-interest, which is also reinforced by the jurisprudence system.

However, some clergy tried to push the idea that it was possible to be a 'good slave and Christian' and pointed to St Paul's epistles, which called for slaves to 'obey their masters', and St Peter's letters 1 Peter 2:which appeared to suggest that it was wholly commendable for Christian slaves to suffer at the hands of cruel masters.Rodney Wilson: Economic Ethics and Religion 49 was paid to the teaching of the Torah on economic issues " (p.

56). It is, therefore, not surprising that, as compared with 'Christian economics' and 'Jewish economics', Islamic economics seems to stand at a 'higher' plane of development.

The Impact on Christian Ethics of the Coming of the Holy Spirit (II) many parts of the world are convulsed with very grave problems, economic, social, ethnic and political.

Atlantic slave trade and abolition

These problems are compounded by the fact that in many no book has ever had such a vast influence on world thought as the Bible. No one, indeed, Christian Ethics As an Economic Factor book be. Oct 17,  · John Stapleford’s Bulls, Bears and Golden Calves is a broad look at the application of Christian ethics to economics.

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The author tries to present ethics as the counter part of other sciences, such as, law, politics, science, economics, and others for such sciences become soulless or insignificant if detached from galisend.com by: 8.Christian Ethics in Economics and Business Christian ethics applied to social–economic life started with the very beginning of Christianity, as a renewed continuation of Jewish morals, in both intellectual devel-opments and practice (Charles ).

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