Faith and Liberty

Faith and Liberty

The Economic Thought of the Late Scholastics

eBook - 2003
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Rowman and Littllefield
Most people think that free-market ideas and theories were first substanially developed in the eighteenth century by figures such as Adam Smith. In this revised edition of Faith and Liberty, Alejandro A. Chafuen illustrates this misconception by examining the sixteenth and seventeenth century writings of a group of Catholic theologians and philosophers. The Late- Scholastics, as they are called, were the first to engage in a systematic moral analysis of the ethical issues associated with trade and commerce. In doing so, they arrived at solutions that are in many senses indistinguishable from the ideas of many modern free market commentators. In this revised ediiton, Chafuen blosters his case by including recent and pertinent material which gives rise to new questions and concerns. Reading this book will force to consider what they understand to be an authentiaclly Christian approach to economic questions.
Most people think that free-market ideas and theories were first substanially developed in the eighteenth century by figures such as Adam Smith. In this revised edition of Faith and Liberty, Alejandro A. Chafuen illustrates this misconception by examining the sixteenth and seventeenth century writings of a group of Catholic theologians and philosophers, known as the Late-Scholastics. In this revised ediiton, Chafuen blosters his case by including recent and pertinent material which gives rise to new questions and concerns.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2003
ISBN: 9780739154915
0739154915
Characteristics: 1 online resource (171 pages)

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