What does the history of Christian views of ecomic life mean for ecomic life in the twenty-first century? Here Daniel Finn reviews the insights provided by a large number of texts, from the Bible and the early church, to the Middle Ages and the Protestant Reformation, to treatments of the subject in the last century. Relying on both social science and theology, Finn then turns to the implications of this history for ecomic life today. Throughout, the book invites the reader to engage the sources and to develop an answer to the volume's basic question.
Daniel K. Finn is the William and Virginia Clemens Professor of Economics and the Liberal Arts and professor of theology at Saint John's University and the College of St. Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota. He is a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics, the Association for Social Economics, and the Catholic Theological Society of America. He is the author or editor of a number of books, including The Moral Ecology of Markets (2006), The True Wealth of Nations (2010) and The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life (2012).