Economics: A Student's Guide (Reclaiming The Christian Intellectual Tradition Series)
: What caused the US housing market to collapse? Why has Europe adopted a single currency and experienced economic decline? What lies behind the very strong economic performance of emerging market economies? A thoughtful response to these kinds of questions...
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What caused the US housing market to collapse? Why has Europe adopted a single currency and experienced economic decline? What lies behind the very strong economic performance of emerging market economies? A thoughtful response to these kinds of questions requires an understanding of key concepts in economics. In this accessible resource, an economics professor draws on the Christian tradition to help readers understand and evaluate capitalism, the free market, welfare, the gap between rich and poor, and more. Exploring economic principles outlined in the Old and New Testaments, the thought of church fathers such as Augustine, and the technological and financial innovations of the Middle Ages and Industrial Revolution, this book will help readers apply Christian values to their thinking about economic theory and public policy.
David S. Dockery is president of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has also served as chairman of the board of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Dockery has authored or edited thirty books including "Renewing Minds", "Shaping a Christian Worldview", and "Christian Leadership Essentials". In addition, he serves as a consulting editor for "Christianity Today" magazine.ý
Greg Forster (Ph.D., Yale University) is director of the Program in American History, Economics & Religion in the Kern Family Foundation. He is the author of The Contested Public Square: The Crisis of Christianity and Politics (InterVarsity Press) and John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus (Cambridge University Press). He has also contributed to the leading scholarly journals History of Political Thought, Political Theory, Religion & Politics, Education Next and Teachers College Record, and his articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and Chronicle of Higher Education. He is also a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.