The Fear of Beggars: Stewardship and Poverty in Christian Ethics
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 29 Μαΐ 2007 - 236 σελίδες
Why, asks Kelly Johnson, does Christian ethics so rarely tackle the real-life question of whether to give to beggars? Examining both classical economics and Christian stewardship ethics as reactions to medieval debates about the role of mendicants in the church and in wider society, Johnson reveals modern anxiety about dependence and humility as well as the importance of Christian attempts to rethink property relations in ways that integrate those qualities. She studies the rhetoric and thought of Christian thinkers, beggar saints, and economists from throughout history, placing greatest emphasis on the life and work of Peter Maurin, a cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement. Challenging and thought-provoking, The Fear of Beggars will move Christian economic ethics into a richer, more involved discussion.
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OK. Useful. Basically it's a history of ideas. Readable even for someone like me who hasn't studied (and is unfamiliar with the terminology and history of) economics and theology. But probably also useful (and a quicker read) for the more knowledgeable as a presentation of a particular argument. Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
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