Christian Business Academy Review, Spring 2013
19 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2011 Last revised: 31 Jan 2015
Date Written: September 30, 2011
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: 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