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Just Capitalism: A Christian Ethic of Economic Globalization

Brent Waters

Just Capitalism: A Christian Ethic of Economic Globalization

Brent Waters

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Just Capitalism is a Christian moral defense of economic globalization as a system that is well-suited to provide the necessary material needs that are prerequisite for human community and flourishing. Global-based market exchange offers the development and distribution of the goods of creation for humans to enjoy and share. Globalization also offers "the most realistic and promising way of exercising a preferential option for the poor." Waters argues that economic globalization, and thus capitalism, is a necessary condition for sustaining human life but not a sufficient condition for enabling human flourishing. Even though globalization is generally compatible with Christian theological and moral claims and can realistically facilitate the well-being of the human family, it must be reoriented toward koinonia--human community, communication, fellowship--as the global economy's primary goal in order to help actualize human flourishing. Readers will gain insight about how economic globalization (and thus capitalism) is good for the human family and can be made better by certain reorientations that are compatible with Christian moral values. Waters provides a mature and civil counterargument against knee-jerk condemnations of economic globalization and capitalism.



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Just Capitalism is a Christian moral defense of economic globalization as a system that is well-suited to provide the necessary material needs that are prerequisite for human community and flourishing. Global-based market exchange offers the development and distribution of the goods of creation for humans to enjoy and share. Globalization also offers "the most realistic and promising way of exercising a preferential option for the poor." Waters argues that economic globalization, and thus capitalism, is a necessary condition for sustaining human life but not a sufficient condition for enabling human flourishing. Even though globalization is generally compatible with Christian theological and moral claims and can realistically facilitate the well-being of the human family, it must be reoriented toward koinonia--human community, communication, fellowship--as the global economy's primary goal in order to help actualize human flourishing. Readers will gain insight about how economic globalization (and thus capitalism) is good for the human family and can be made better by certain reorientations that are compatible with Christian moral values. Waters provides a mature and civil counterargument against knee-jerk condemnations of economic globalization and capitalism.


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Meet the Author

Brent Waters

Brent Waters (D.Phil., University of Oxford; D.Min., School of Theology at Claremont ) is Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, where he also directs the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Center for Ethics and Values.

He is the author of some ground breaking material including Reproductive Technology: Towardes a Theology of Procreative Stewardship (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2001); God and the Embryo: Religious Voices on Cloning and Stem Cell Research ( co-ed. wtih Ronald Cole-Turner: Georgetown University Press, 2003); From Human to Posthuman: Christian Theology and Technology in a Postmodern World (Ashgate, 2006); The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought (Oxford University Press, 2007) and most recently This Mortal Flesh: Incarnation and Bioethics (Brazos, 2009).
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  • Catalogue Code 451658
  • Product Code 9780664234300
  • ISBN 0664234305
  • EAN 9780664234300
  • Pages 352
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Power/politics
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2016
  • Sales Rank #49976
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.387kg

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