For God And Profit: How Banking And Finance Can Serve The Common Good by Samuel GreggFor God And Profit: How Banking And Finance Can Serve The Common Good by Samuel Gregg

For God And Profit: How Banking And Finance Can Serve The Common Good

bySamuel Gregg

Hardcover | May 16, 2016

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From Christianity’s very beginning, it has had a difficult relationship with the world of money. Through developing sophisticated understandings of the nature and wealth-creating capacity of capital, Christian theologians, philosophers, and financiers exerted considerable influence upon the emergence and development of the international financial systems that helped unleash a revolution in the way the world thinks about and uses capital. In For God and Profit, Samuel Gregg underscores the different ways in which Christians have helped to develop the financial and banking systems that have helped millions escape poverty for hundreds of years. But he also provides a critical lens through which to assess the workings—and failures—of modern finance and banking. Far from being doomed to producing economic instability and periodic financial crises, Gregg illustrates that how Christian faith and reason can shape financial practices and banking institutions in ways that restore integrity to our troubled financial systems.
 
Samuel Gregg is research director at the Acton Institute. He writes and speaks regularly on morality and economics. He is the author of many books including, among others, On Ordered Liberty (2003), The Modern Papacy (2009), Wilhelm Röpke’s Political Economy (2010), Becoming Europe (2013), and his prize-winning The Commercial Society (...
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Title:For God And Profit: How Banking And Finance Can Serve The Common GoodFormat:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.9 inPublished:May 16, 2016Publisher:The Crossroad Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0824521889

ISBN - 13:9780824521882

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"Christians have been indoctrinated with a distrust of money and its effects on society. This translates into the belief that money is inherently evil. Gregg is well-prepared and in one of the finest books ever written on the subject, shows how faith and finance are not incompatible" —John E. Roper, US Review of Books