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Economic Thinking for the Theologically Minded

Samuel Gregg

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Economic Thinking for the Theologically Minded provides an introduction to what has been called 'the economic way of thinking,' which explains some of the critical concepts and foundational assumptions employed in economics. To communicate these ideas effectively to those engaged in theological studies, this book avoids using unnecessary technical terminology. These concepts are then subject to analysis from the standpoint of Christian ethics, with emphasis placed upon the often-unsuspected degree of agreement between economics and Christian belief about the nature of the person. The second half of the book consists of a collection of selections from classical economic texts, representing a range of authors from a variety of schools of thought. These selections have been arranged around ten key concepts, each of which attempts to deepen understanding of various ideas presented in the book's first half. « less more »
University Press of America / Acton Institute
Pages: 170Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
978-0-7618-2096-3 • Hardback • January 2002 • $85.00 • (£54.95)
978-0-7618-2097-0 • Paperback • November 2001 • $52.99 • (£37.95)
Samuel Gregg is Director of the Centre for Economic Personalism, Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sessional Faculty of the John Paul II Institute for Study of Marriage and the Family, within the Pontifical Lateran University, and Adjunct Scholar, the Centre for Independent Studies, Sydney, Australia.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Acknowledgments
Chapter 3 Part I: Christian Social Ethics
Chapter 4 Making Sense of Economics
Chapter 5 Ethics and Economics
Chapter 6 The Institutional Dimension: Property, Rule of Law, and the State
Chapter 7 Questions for Economics
Chapter 8 Part II: Introduction
Chapter 9 Definition of Economics
Chapter 10 Property
Chapter 11 Trade
Chapter 12 Mutually Beneficial Exchange
Chapter 13 Value and Price Theories
Chapter 14 Intervention
Chapter 15 Wages
Chapter 16 Money
Chapter 17 Marginal Utility
Chapter 18 Unintended Consequences
Chapter 19 Profit
Chapter 20 Supply and Demand
Chapter 21 Division of Labor
Chapter 22 Taxes
Chapter 23 Bibliography in Selected Readings
Chapter 24 About the Author
Chapter 25 Suggested Reading List
Overall, the book is well-written and its purpose is noble.
Lisa Klein Surdyk, Seattle Pacific University; Faith and Economics


Overall, the book is well-written and its purpose is noble.
Lisa Klein Surdyk, Seattle Pacific University; Faith and Economics


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