- Consulting Editors
- The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics
- List of Contributors
- Economics in the Christian Scriptures
- Economics in the Church Fathers
- Voluntary Exchange and Coercion in Scholastic Economics
- Economics and Theology in Italy since the Eighteenth Century
- From the Foundation of Liberal Political Economy to its Critique: Theology and Economics in France in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
- Theology and the Rise of Political Economy in Britain in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
- Economics and Theology in Europe from the Nineteenth Century: From the Early Nineteenth Century’s Christian Political Economy to Modern Catholic Social Doctrine
- Economics and Theology after the Separation
- Roman Catholic Economics
- Eastern Orthodoxy’s Theology of Economics
- Reformed Christian Economics
- Theonomy and Economic Institutions
- Anabaptist Approaches to Economics
- Pentecostal Approaches to Economics
- Interface and Integration in Christian Economics
- Weber, Theology, and Economics
- Economic Religion and Environmental Religion
- Christianity and the Prospects for Development in the Global South
- Faith, Religion, and International Development
- Christianity and the Global Economic Order
- Economic Models of Churches
- The Economics of Religious Schism and Switching
- Spiritual Capital
- Religious Labor Markets
- Behavioral Economics of Religion
- Regulation of Religious Markets
- Economic Justice
- Human Nature, Identity, and Motivation
Abstract and Keywords
Within the Reformed Christian tradition, there is a diversity of economic thinking. Contributions differ with respect to their theoretical significance, scientific originality, and typicality for the reformed tradition. Four different typologies or approaches are distinguished: some use a single normative key concept, while others choose to embed their approach in an existing school, which they try to correct. In addition a welfare approach and a renewed normative approach are distinguished. Of the selected studies that are analyzed the thematic-oriented approach is argued to be lacking in terms of theoretical reflection and being often oriented to the own reformed public. Embedded approaches are better linked to standard economic theories, follow a specific economic methodology and interact relatively much with fellow economists. A critical element in the welfare-approach is the link between economics and (economic) ethics. The normative institutional contributions are argued to provide the most influential and systematic type of reformed economic thought.
Bob Goudzwaard is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Free University of Amsterdam.
Roel Jongeneel is Assistant Professor of Economics at Wageningen University, Netherlands.
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