University Press of America
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978-0-7618-3398-7 • Paperback • December 2006 • $78.99 • (£61.00)
Clive Beed is a retired senior lecturer from the University of Melbourne's Department of Economics. Co-author Cara Beed is a retired lecturer in sociology at the Australian Catholic University.
1 List of Tables
Chapter 4 Christian Belief as Relevant to Modern Socio-Economic Life
Chapter 5 Christian Principles for the Organization of Employment
Chapter 6 Biblical Exegesis-Based Principles for Economic Distribution
Chapter 7 Christian Explanations for Unemployment
Chapter 8 Socio-Economic Principles in Contemporary Christian and Islamic Thought
Chapter 9 A Christian Perspective on Economics
Chapter 10 Christians and the Autonomy of Economics
Chapter 11 Science and Contemporary Economics
Chapter 12 Naturalism and Contemporary Economics
Chapter 13 Causal Explanation and Laws in Naturalistic Social Science
Chapter 14 The Status of Economics as a Naturalistic Social Science
Chapter 15 Intellectual Progress and Academic Economics
Chapter 16 A Christian Response to Naturalistic Social Science
Chapter 17 The Methodology of Christian Socio-Economic Analysis
This is the most thoroughgoing exposure of the sheer irrationality of the naturalistic assumptions of modern economics so far achieved. The authors also begin to take further the development of a Christian economic thought into the realm of real, practicable proposals.
— John Milbank, University of Nottingham
In many journal articles over the years, Clive and Cara Beed have constructed a strong and appealing line of argument about the integration of Christianity and economics. Finally, all of this material is collected between a single set of covers. This collection is indispensable to the serious study of the faith and learning issue in our discipline. I congratulate the Beeds on their achievement.
— John P. Tiemstra, Professor of Economics, Calvin College and co-author of Reforming Economics: Calvinist Studies on Methods and Institutions
At the vanguard of efforts to develop a Christian understanding of the economy have been Clive and Cara Beed. The real gem in Alternatives to Economics, the reason it will become the seminal book on viewing the economy from a Christian perspective, is the Beeds insistence to ground the analysis of economic questions in a biblical perspective. Alternatives to Economics is an important and necessary step in the effort to create an economy which protects human dignity and promotes the common good.
— Charles M.A. Clark, Professor of Economics, St John's University