Economics: A Student's Guide
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We live in a world full of economic troubles.
Families struggle to make ends meet, organizations struggle to make payroll, and societies struggle to deal with generational poverty and rampant debt. Only by recovering a theological view of economics can we hope to think faithfully about our economic challenges. Exploring principles outlined in Scripture and economic thought throughout church history, this book lifts our eyes to a higher reality that lies behind economic systems, theory, and policy so we can wisely steward the world that God has given us.
Table of Contents:
1. The Economy: How We Steward the World Together
2. Justice and Mercy: Key Scriptural Teachings for Economic Arrangements
3. The Ancient Crisis: From Natural to Supernatural Economics
4. The Medieval Crisis: From Conventional to Reforming Economics
5. The Modern Crisis: From Static to Dynamic Economics
6. Economic Idols and Economic Wisdom: From Ideological Captivity to Theological Transformation
“Forster weaves together a masterful account of economic and intellectual history with a deep understanding of the theological issues facing modern Christians.”
--- P. J. Hill, Professor of Economics Emeritus, Wheaton College
“In this short book, Forster accomplishes what far larger economics books fail to achieve, by laying out a theological, moral, and historical foundation for economics. He leaves the technical details to others and instead gives his readers an approachable introduction to human agency, cooperation, and well-being, while also providing a tour through economic and intellectual history. The result is a perfect complement to an economics or business education, or an excellent guide to economics for those in the humanities. I want all my students to read this book.”
--- Steven McMullen, Associate Professor of Economics, Hope College; Executive Editor, Faith & Economics