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Homo Economicus Meets Homo Religiosus: a Collaborative Undergraduate Course in Economics and Religion

Christian Business Academy Review, Spring 2013

19 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2011 Last revised: 31 Jan 2015

Feler Bose

Anderson University - Falls School of Business

Kathryn D. Blanchard

Alma College

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Date Written: September 30, 2011

Abstract

The authors describe an interdisciplinary undergraduate course exploring multiple intersections of economics and religion, using a variety of textual sources, exercises, and teaching methods from both fields. They conclude that such a course can be valuable for both majors and non-majors, although for different reasons. Economics majors may gain a greater awareness of the philosophical underpinnings and ethical implications of their social science, while non-economists may gain an appreciation for the many ways in which the economic way of thinking affects and can be applied to aspects of their everyday lives.

JEL Classification: A12, A22

Suggested Citation

Bose, Feler and Blanchard, Kathryn D., Homo Economicus Meets Homo Religiosus: a Collaborative Undergraduate Course in Economics and Religion (September 30, 2011). Christian Business Academy Review, Spring 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1938361 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1938361

Feler Bose (Contact Author)

Anderson University - Falls School of Business ( email )

1303 East Fifth Street
Anderson, IN 46012
United States

Kathryn D. Blanchard

Alma College ( email )

614 W. Superior Street
Alma, MI 48801
United States

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