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The Moral Worlds of a Neutral Science
Edited by James W. Henderson and John L. Pisciotta
Economics is a value laden enterprise—and this despite the oft repeated claims of neutrality, objectivity, and the absence of bias. This volume explores the relationship between Christianity and economics, arguing that the two can and should be integrated. While no single Christian perspective drives the book, the authors do share in common a belief that scholarship shaped by Christian commitments is entirely appropriate and should be an integral part of the professional life of Christian economist. In particular, this volume demonstrates how Christianity shapes the worldview an economist brings to the task, the questions an economist asks, and the policies an economist advocates.
Introduction: The Christian Perspective and Economic Scholarship, James W. Henderson
1. Faith-Informed Scholarship, George M. Marsden
2. The Christian Economist as a Mainstream Scholar, Judith M. Dean
3. Market Behavior and Christian Behavior, Rebecca M. Blank
4. The Economics of Racial Equality and Justice, Glenn C. Loury
5. A Philosophy of Economics, Michael Novak
6. The Theology of Economics, Robert H. Nelson
7. The Economic Ethics of Jesus, David P. Gushee
Conclusion: Christianity and Economics: Connections and Continued Progress, John Pisciotta
List of Contributors
James W. Henderson is the Ben H. Williams Professor in Economics at Baylor University and is the author of Health Economics and Policy (2005), The Financial Analyst's Deskbook (1989), and Obtaining Venture Financing (1988).
John L. Pisciotta Associate Professor of Economics at Baylor University, a Senior Fellow with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and the author of Teacher Attitudes In Texas Public and Private High Schools (2000).