Economy of Grace

ISBN-10: 0800637747

ISBN-13: 9780800637743

Edition: 2005

Authors: Kathryn Tanner

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As international economic change accelerates and globalization becomes inevitable, Christians and others have questioned the equity and justice of the emerging global economy. Are there any fair and viable alternatives to global capitalism? University of Chicago theologian Kathryn Tanner offers here a serious and creative proposal for evaluating economic theory and behavior. She finds in the Christian story a strong and unyielding concern with economic matters and specific principles of economics and economic justice that can be brought into conversation with global capitalism today. At the heart of that story is the reality of God's gift of grace, a noncompetitive relationship that models a very different type of economy. Further, Tanner discusses specific alternatives to the present economic system and principles that can apply across comparative economies. Finally, she offers concrete proposals for a theological economy and ways to make it work to modify and perhaps replace the present global capitalist configuration. Few matters today are as pressing and consequential as the global economic direction, and Tanner's proposal offers a way for Christians to consider their role in crafting or reworking the myriad economic ways in which we all relate to each other.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 6/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Preface
Acknowledgments
An Economy of Grace?
What Has Chirstianity to Do with Economics
Money Means Grace and Grace Means Money
The Dangers of Semantic Analysis
The Pros and Cons of a Formal Analysis
The Potential for Noncompetitiveness
An Economically Irrelevant Pipe Dream?
Imagining Alternatives to the Present Economic System
Theological Economy's Response to Capitalism
Capitalist Exchange and Exclusive Property
Locke, Inalienable Property, and Loan
Grace, Gift Exchange, and the Freely Given Gift
An Economy of Grace
Putting a Theological Economy to Work
The Challenge of a Theological Economy
The Significance of Economic Interdependence
Welfare and Unconditional Giving
Capitalist Competition and the Principle of Noncompetitiveness
Non-Marketable Goods and Noncompetitive Possession and Use
The Will for Change
Notes
Index
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