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Faith, Finance, and Economy

Beliefs and Economic Well-Being

Editors: Akram, Tanweer, Rashid, Salim (Eds.)

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  • Provides a multi-religious study of questions surrounding faith, finance, and the economy
  • Contains chapters by authors from fields as diverse as economics, theology, philosophy, and history
  • Tackles rigorous questions in a style accessible to the general reader
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This open access book seeks to foster a multidisciplinary understanding of the ties between faith, financial intermediation, and economic progress by drawing on research across economics, finance, history, philosophy, ethics, theology, public policy, law, and other disciplines. Chapters in this edited volume examine themes as consequential as economic opportunities, real world outcomes and faith; values and consumerism; faith, financial intermediation and economic development in Western and Islamic societies; and the impact of faith issues on US workers, on the workplace and religion, and on the characteristics of good wealth. Though engaging with difficult questions, this book is written in an accessible style to be enjoyed by laypeople and scholars alike.

About the authors

Tanweer Akram is Director of Global Public Policy and Economics at Thrivent, USA. He is responsible for developing the firm's views on international financial regulations. He also conducts research on global macroeconomic trends, outlook, and risks. He has published extensively in professional economics journals.

Salim Rashid is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. He has published in the areas of mathematical economics, economic methodology, monetary economics, economic development and the history of economics. His current interests are in the areas of religion and economic development and the limitations of mathematical methods in economics.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Akram, Tanweer (et al.)

  • Christian Faith and Economics

    Pages 15-29

    Sider, Ronald J.

  • Biblical Stewardship and Economic Progress

    Pages 31-51

    Bradley, Anne Rathbone

  • Rationality and Alienation: Themes from Gandhi

    Pages 53-73

    Bilgrami, Akeel

  • Consumerism in Contemporary China

    Pages 75-105

    Gerth, Karl

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Softcover 28,00 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Faith, Finance, and Economy
Book Subtitle
Beliefs and Economic Well-Being
Editors
  • Tanweer Akram
  • Salim Rashid
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38784-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38784-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38783-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-38786-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 239
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