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Reclaiming Ethical Economics – Moral Economy Series Part 7

Ethical Economics is not a purely Christian endeavor. In fact, one need not be Christian to be a proponent of ethical economics. One, does, however, need to recognize there is a moral or ethical component to economic study and decision-making. Economics was originally considered a part of moral philosophy and ...
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Economic Witness of the Early Church – Moral Economy Series Part 6

Early Christian Communities & the Poor Early Christian communities took quite seriously their responsibility in caring for one another and others in need. This does not mean that they always got it right – as many of the Epistles address, but they often were intentional communities of faith that are ...
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Jesus and a Gospel of Economic Justice – Moral Economy Series Part 5

Jesus: Good News to the Poor In the gospels we find that God’s concern for the conditions of the poor, vulnerable, and oppressed has not changed. Neither has God’s demand for justice. Jesus’ teachings and manner of life indicate that resources must be shared more equitably by creating access to ...
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Social Science Context of the New Testament – Moral Economy Series Part 4

In the United States we have a clear separation of church and state. Since the 18th century, Western society has cultivated distinctions between family (kinship), economics, politics, and religion. Such distinctions were unknown to society depicted in the New Testament. Jesus, and his disciples who formed the Church, could not ...
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