Christian Ethics in the Workplace
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Examine the foundations of ethical decision-making in a Christian context.
In an age when business is moving faster and faster and when ethics are being stretched to the limit, where does the Christian look for guidance in facing workplace problems? This book confronts this problem and proposes that, yes, there are clear answers--and they can be found in God's Word. A theologian, a business executive and a business school professor examine the foundatons of ethical decision-making in a Christian context. It includes a biblical overview of Christian ethics; lessons that can be gleaned from 'case' studies of Bible stories and parables; an overview of the philosophical concept of ethics and the seven-level Towle/Hilgert model of "ethical levels"; overview of the various ethical models and applications; and application of Christian ethics in the workplace, whether on the corporate/executive level or in a small-business setting. The book includes case studies and discussion questions.
Dr. Raymond L. Hilgert was Professor of Management and Industrial Relations at the Olin School of Business of Washington University. He graduated from Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and received his Master's and Doctor's degrees from Washington University. His business experience included management positions at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and a market research position with an advertising firm. Dr. Hilgert taught at Washington University for more 35 years, where he served as an Assistant Dean and Director of Management Development Programs. He p