• Counting the Cost: Christian Perspectives on Capitalism

Counting the Cost: Christian Perspectives on Capitalism

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by Art Lindsley, PhD, & Anne Rathbone Bradley, PhD, editors

We live in an unprecedented time in human history. The number of people living in abject poverty is decreasing at an unprecedented rate. Capitalism has played a major role in lifting people out of such poverty, yet many raise legitimate concerns. Does capitalism hurt the poor? Promote materialism? Harm the environment? Allow the rich to get richer at the expense of everyone else? Is capitalism really the best system for organizing societies and the economies that keep them running?

This edited volume of articles by noted economists and theologians takes an honest and empathetic look at capitalism and its critiques from a biblical perspective.

If Christians want to accelerate the world’s transition out of abject poverty, they need to examine the role of capitalism. Counting the Cost helps readers begin with the truth of Scripture. It then relies on the economic realities that come from our God-given design as the foundation for enabling readers to think critically about capitalism.

  1. The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism Thirty Years After by Michael Novak 
  2. Human Flourishing and the Bible by Jonathan T. Pennington 
  3. Is Capitalism Contrary to the Bible? by Dr. Art Lindsley 
  4. A Christian Critique of Capitalism by David Kotter 
  5. Capitalism Is Exploitative by Joseph Connors 
  6. The 1%: Is Income Inequality Evidence of Exploitation? by Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley 
  7. Who Benefits in Capitalism by Joy Buchanan and Vernon Smith 
  8. Capitalism and Poverty by Doug Bandow 
  9. Capitalism and Consumerism by Edd Noell 
  10. Do Global Corporations Exploit Poor Countries? by Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus 
  11. Capitalism Is Bad for the Environment by E. Calvin Beisner 
  12. Capitalism and the Cultural Wasteland by Jonathan Witt

Michael Novak

Jonathan T. Pennington

Art Lindsley

David Kotter

Joseph Connors

Anne Rathbone Bradley

Joy Buchanan and Vernon Smith

Doug Bandow

Edd Noell

Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus

Calvin Beisner

Jonathan Witt


Dr. Art Lindsley is the Vice President of Theological Initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, where he oversees the development of a theology that integrates faith, work, and economics.

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the Vice President of Economic Initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Works & Economics, where she develops and commissions research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom.

ISBN: 9780891124085

Pages: 320

Dimensions (inches): 6 x 9

Weight (pounds): 0.7




Vendor: ACU Press

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