Transfiguring Capitalism

Paperback | June 28, 2011

byJohn Atherton

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Transfiguring Capitalism began in the British tradition of relating religion and capitalism, and developed into a four-year enquiry into the contribution of religion to global change. The result is a powerful justification of religion's resurgent role in a global context alongside empires, capitalism and globalization. Elaborating religion's contribution to contemporary life involvesconversations with international and multidisciplinary debates about happiness and well-being, in addition to a detailed exposition of faith-based initiatives in partnerships and as distinctively different. Examples are drawn from across the world, including from other faiths. The final part collects key elements of the religious contribution for the future, including reflections on what it means to be human, an interpretation of personal and common good ethics, a consideration of typologies and traditions, and the elaboration of fresh understandings of faithful economics from ethical to theological economies. It is out of all this material that a new stage in British Christian Social Ethics is developed as the transfiguration of capitalism, not least in a critical and innovatory conversation with neo-Marxist views of the empire of global capitalism.John Atherton is retired canon theologian of Manchester Cathedral, honorary lecturer of Manchester University, and secretary of the William Temple Foundation. He has written numerous books and is joint editor of Crucible, the Christian journal of social ethics. He holds doctorates from Manchester and Uppsala, Sweden.This magisterial volume is a splendid resource for all interestedin Christian social ethics, and in particular the Anglican traditionspringing from R.H.Tawney and William Temple. John Atherton,the leading exponent of this approach today, is at the height ofhis powers. He takes social science seriously and deploystheological insights and challenges lucidly and helpfully.Duncan Forrester, Professor Emeritus, University of EdinburghIn this impressive book John Atherton gives a thorough analysisof economic globalization and the transformation of capitalism.He demonstrates the contributions of religion and Christiananthropology in dealing with moral issues raised by the globaleconomy. This is an outstanding and thought-provoking studyon political economy and Christian social ethics.Carl-Henric Grenholm, Professor of Ethics,Uppsala University, Sweden

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Transfiguring Capitalism began in the British tradition of relating religion and capitalism, and developed into a four-year enquiry into the contribution of religion to global change. The result is a powerful justification of religion's resurgent role in a global context alongside empires, capitalism and globalization. Elaborating reli...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.74 inPublished:June 28, 2011Publisher:Hymns Ancient and Modern LtdLanguage:English

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