Keeping Faith, Losing Faith: Religious Belief and Political Economy

Keeping Faith, Losing Faith: Religious Belief and Political Economy

By: Bradley Bateman (editor), Spencer Banzhaf (editor)Hardback

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"Keeping Faith, Losing Faith: Religious Belief and Political Economy" considers the historical and current relationship between religious and economic schools of thought. The volume explores the integration of theology and economics that was prevalent before the twentieth century, the rise of secular neoclassical economic models in the middle of that century, and the recent trend toward examining economic behaviour through the prism of religious belief. Two of the essays examine the antagonism between Christianity and utilitarianism in post-revolutionary French economics and the rising influence of the materialism of the market vis-a-vis the declining authority of the Roman Catholic Church in eighteenth-century Europe. Other topics explored include the work of the great American neo-classicist Frank Knight, the combination of utility analysis and Christian principles among the 'clerical economists' in America, and the effect of a crisis of personal faith on the theories of the English philosopher and economist Henry Sidgwick. Contributors include: Antonio Almodovar, Roger E. Backhouse, H. Spencer Banzhaf, Bradley W. Bateman, Stewart Davenport, Ross B. Emmett, Gilbert Faccarello, Donald E. Frey, Harro Maas, Stephen Meardon, Steven G. Medema, Daniela Parisi, Neil T. Skaggs, Philippe Steiner, Pedro Teixeira and A. M. C. Waterman.

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Keeping Faith, Losing Faith: An Introduction / Bradley W. Bateman, Provost, Denison University and H. Spencer Banzhaf, Associate Professor of Economics, Georgia State University Part 1. Continental Europe Religion and Political Economy in Early-Nineteenth-Century France / Gilbert Faccarello. Professor, Pantheon-Assas University, Paris, and Philippe Steiner, Professor, Paris-Sorbonne University The Ascent and Decline of Catholic Economic Thought, 1830-1950s / Antonio Almodovar, Professor, University of Porto, Portugal and Pedro Teixeira, Professor, University of Porto, Portugal Revealing the Connection between the Gospel and History: The Definition of "Economics at the Service of Humankind" in the Analysis of Francesco Vito / Daniela Parisi, Professor, Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy Part 2. The United Kingdom The Changing Theological Context of "Economic Analysis" since the Eighteenth Century / A. M. C. Waterman, Fellow, St. John's College, Winnipeg, and Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba "A Hard Battle to Fight": Natural Theology and the Dismal Science, 1820-50 / Harro Maas, Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam An Inquiry into the Nature and Effects of Henry Thornton's Christian Faith on the Existence and Content of His Economic Writings / Neil T. Skaggs, Professor, Illinois State University Faith, Morality, and Welfare: The "English School of Welfare Economics," 1901-29 / Roger E. Backhouse, Professor, University of Birmingham, U.K. Part 3. The United States Das Adam Smith Problem and Faculty Psychology in the Antebellum North / Stewart Davenport, Associate Professor, Pepperdine University From Religious Revivals to Tariff Rancor: Preaching Free Trade and Protection during the Second American Party System / Stephen Meardon, Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College The Impact of Liberal Religion on Richard Ely's Economic Methodology / Donald E. Frey, Professor, Wake Forest University The Religion of a Skeptic: Frank H. Knight on Ethics, Spirituality, and Religion during His Iowa Years / Ross B. Emmett, Associate Professor, Michigan Center for Innovation and Economic Prosperity, James Madison College, Michigan State University Keeping Faith, Losing Faith: Conclusion / Bradley W. Bateman Provost, Denison University and H. Spencer Banzhaf, Associate Professor of Economics, Georgia State University

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  • publication date: 15/11/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780822367024
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9780822367024
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0822367025

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