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A Theology of Economic Reform

23 Pages Posted: 9 May 2016 Last revised: 28 Jun 2016

Robert C. Tatum

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Asheville - Department of Economics

Date Written: June 27, 2016

Abstract

For the interdisciplinary field of theological economics to grow and flourish, four questions must be answered. First, whose theology and scholarship are relevant? Second, to what ends may theological economics be undertaken? Third, does theology support its own use and application in economics? Fourth, what code of conduct should theological economics scholars follow? These questions arise precisely because theology may place its own bounds on how it can be utilized in economics. However, each religion’s theology or theologies may answer these questions differently. Accordingly, this paper seeks to answer these questions from a Christian theological perspective.

JEL Classification: A12, A13, Z10

Suggested Citation

Tatum, Robert C., A Theology of Economic Reform (June 27, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2777642 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2777642

Robert C. Tatum (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Asheville - Department of Economics ( email )

Asheville, NC 28804
United States
828.251.6569 (Phone)

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