Faith in Economics: The Bible as an economics textbook? (Hardcover)

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There is so much economic wisdom in the Bible. Owing to the divine origin of Scripture, it's unfortunate that academia would largely ignore it. Isn't God's wisdom better than man's? Why has economic theory and theology been treated as separate entities? Is there not a basis for integrating faith in the study of economics? Religion has much to do with economic outcomes. Don't Christians work, buy and sell in the marketplace? Scripture can add insight to the quest for economic as well spiritual wellbeing, for non-Christians as well as believers. Issues relating to wealth and poverty are not just economic in nature, they are at the heart of people's relationship with God and with each other in the marketplace. Perhaps this book can inspire a new perspective on the role of faith in economics and even add a spark of excitement to the study of economics once dubbed the "dismal science." Retired Economics professor from John Brown University, a private Christian university in Siloam Springs, Arkansas Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 1979. MBA, also from the U of Ark, 1969 Taught first economics course in 1969 at a community college in Missouri Began a 41-year tenure at JBU in 1971, retired in August of 2012 Taught a Bible study class for six years prior to moving to current residence in Redlands, CA Married to wife Edie in 1964, two children, five grandchildren.


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ISBN: 9781662848452
ISBN-10: 1662848455
Publisher: Xulon Press
Publication Date: July 13th, 2022
Pages: 134
Language: English

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