Economic Justice
"Every perspective on economic life that is human, moral, and Christian must be shaped by three questions: What does the economy do for people? What does it do to people? And how do people participate in it?"

US Bishops, Economic Justice for All



Economic Justice for All American bishops

What does our God require of us? Anglican Church of Canada, Canadian Religious Conference - National, Church and Society Steering Committee, Division of Mission in Canada, United Church of Canada. Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Justice Ministries Committee, Presbyterian Church in Canada, Working Group on Public Policy and Church and Society, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Economic Justice Gerald Darring



Observations on the Theology of Work and Economics Stephen J. Grabill

Neither Capitalism nor Socialism: A Biblical Theology of Economics Craig L. Blomberg

The Impact of Religiosity on Personal Financial Decisions Dan W. Hess

The Political Economy of Economic Education: The Moral Dimensions Dwight R. Lee

Taking Economic Human Rights Seriously After the Debt Crisis Steven A. Ramirez

Connecting Economics to Theology Garrick Small

Economic Justice for All at age 25 John Donahue, S.J.

Ethical/Socially Responsible Investment: Towards an Ethics of Investment Fr. Patrick Chilambwe

Co-Operatives and the Economic and Environmental Crisis Dermot McKenna SJ

Enough: Foundation for a Moral and Ecological Economics Anne B. Ryan

Social Enterprise – An Untapped Resource Gerard Doyle

A New Economic Paradigm? Gerry O'Hanlon SJ

A New Economic Paradigm? In the Concrete Gerry O'Hanlon SJ

Narcissistic Behavior and the Economy: The Role of Virtues Surendra Arjoon

Market Exchange, Self-Interest, and the Common Good: Financial Crisis and Moral Economy Darrin W. Snyder Belousek

Christian Economic Principles Underlying 21st-Century Practices: Joseph Smith Jr. and Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta Susan Clayton Rather

The Popes Versus the Free Market Bruce Duncan

Social Justice and Economic Order According to Natural Law Daniele Corrado, Stephano Solari

The Clergy and Economists: Two Windows on Common Objectives Dwight R. Lee

Why the Market? Markets as Social and Moral Spaces Virgil Henry Storr

Property, Ethics, and God Jonathan E. Leightner

Stewardship,The Common Good and Resource Management:  Socio-Economic, Legal and Philosophical Challenges Professor George P. Smith, II

Globalization's Shifting Economic and Moral Terrain: Contesting Marketplace Mores Albino Barrera, O.P.

A Faith Perspective on the Economy Makbul Rahim

Neoliberal Globalization: Critiques and Alternatives John Sniegocki

Economic Globalization and Asian Contextual Theology Yahya Wijaya

Our Economic Problem – Greed or Ignorance? Peter Corbishley

Not The Bishops' Finest Hour: Economic Justice with Cerberus Unchained? David L. Gregory

Quas Primas and the Economic Ordering of Society for the Social Reign of Christ the King: A Third Perspective on the Bainbridge/Sargent Law and Economics Debate Brian M. Mccall

The Ethical Basis for Taxation in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas Christopher Todd Meredith

Latin America: Economic Development and Social Justice Robert J. Delahunty

The Necessity of Economics: The Preferential Option for the Poor, Markets, and Environmental Law Andrew P. Morriss

Consumerism and Christian Ethics Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M.

Biblical Economy, Wealth and Poverty: A Challenge to the Great Lakes Region of East Africa James Ndyabahika

Capitalism's Ingenious Immunity to the Guilty Conscience Scott Stephens

The Ten Commandments of Marketing Greg Soetomo

A “Marketless World”? An Examination of Wealth and Exchange in the Gospels and First-Century Palestine Edd S. Noell

Christian Theology and the Human Ontology of Market Capitalism John R. Schneider

Unrighteous Stewards in Biblical and Modern Times Jonathan E. Leightner, Pamela Z. Jackson

Justice in Exchange: The Economic Philosophy of John Duns Scotus Robert I. Mochrie

Can Neoclassical Economics Handle a Scriptural View of Forgiveness? John N. Oswalt, Victor V. Claar

One Protestant Tradition's Interface with Austrian Economics: Christian Reconstruction as Critic and Ally Glenn Moots, Timothy D. Terrell

Tax and Theology Richard Teather

The Vision of Deuteronomy 15 with Regard to Poverty, Socialism, and Capitalism Andrew Schein

Economic Justice and Welfare Reform: Was Welfare Reform an Example of Prudential Judgment in the Public Policy Charles M.A. Clark

Globalization and the World Economy: For Richer for Poorer, for Better or Worse? Paul Mills

Utility, the Good and Civic Happiness: A Catholic Critique of Law and Economics Mark A. Sargent

What Profits for a Man to Gain: Just (the) Price (of the Soul) Jude Chua Soo Meng

Applying Judeo-Christian Principles to Contemporary Economic Issues Cara Beed, Clive Beed

The Universal Destination of Goods: The Ethics of Property in the Theory of a Christian Society Manfred Spieker

Natural Law and Modern Economic Theory Gerson Moreno-Riaño

What Bearing, If Any, Does the Christian Doctrine of Providence Have Upon the Operation of the Market Economy? Michael T. Dempsey

Fraud and Economic Dishonesty: A Curse on Our Society James Skeen

A Biblical Precedent for the Coase Theorem? Andrew Schein

Morality and the Law: Some Implications for Economics Timothy P. Roth

An Economic Approach to Theology of the Lord's Prayer Giacomo Costa

Sustaining Work, Prosperity and Fairness Brendan MacPartlin, SJ

Economics And Justice Eithne Fitzgerald

For a Catholic Vision of the Economy Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo

Toward a Theology of Economics: Arresting Congenital Scarcity by Developing Exchanges Francis Woehrling

Is Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy an Adequate Foundation for the Market Economy? James Halteman

Catholicism and the Economy: Augustine and Aquinas on Property Ownership Richard J. Dougherty

The Added Value of Religion in Poverty-to-Work Programs: A Framework for Analysis William Lockhart

The Relationship of God's Providence to Market Economics and Economic Theory John Lunn, Robin Klay

Connections Between the Austrian School of Economics and Christian Faith: A Personalist Approach Paul A. Cleveland

Beyond Welfare Reform: Economic Justice in the 21st Century Peter B. Edelman

The consumer does pay Tony Kelly CSsR

Is Entrepreneurial Activity Necessarily Pleasing to God? Craig Gay

The Culture of Consumerism: A Catholic and Personalist Critique Eduardo J. Echeverria, Gregory R. Beabout

First Philosophy of Democratic Capitalism As Creative Economy: A Thomistic Onto-Theology of Self-Communicative Ownership Jude Chua Soo Meng

Does John Courtney Murray's Defense of Freedom Extend to Economics? An Austrian Perspective William R. Luckey

Enough is Enough Walter Brueggemann

Render unto Caesar? The Dilemmas of Taxation Policy Christopher Townsend

Scholastic Morality and the Birth of Economics: the Thought of Martín de Azpilcueta Rodrigo Muñoz de Juana

Does Morality Hamper the Market Process? A Reappraisal of the Mises Thesis David L. Prychitko, Scott A. Beaulier

Contractarion Analysis, Ethics, and Emerging Economies Timothy P. Roth

A Model to Assess the Ethics of Benefits Distribution Alan Wong, Uric Dufrene

"Christian" Economics Francis Woehrling

The Ethical Foundation of the Market Economy: A Reflection on Economic Personalism in the Thought of Luigi Sturzo Flavio Felice

Disciplinary Perspectives: Conversations about Distributive Justice Catharyn Baird

The Divine Economy Paul Mills

The Poor and the Rich: Two Opposing Christian Communities Piet Van Boxel

On the Choice of Method in Economics: Options for Humanists Daniel K. Fin

Liberation theology essays by Lindy Davies
Ownership----- Value----- Capitalism----- Land----- The Sermon on the Mount

The Ethics of Capitalism Jesús Huerta de Soto

Harmonization Between Communitarian Ethics and Market Economics Basant K. Kapur

A Short History of Economics As a Moral Science James E. Alvey

The Economic Personalism of John Paul II: Neither Right Nor Left Daniel K. Finn

Toward the Definition of Economic Rights Carmine Gorga

The Ethics of Capitalism Jesús Huerta de Soto

The Imperialism of Economics Over Ethics Jesús M. Zaratiegui

Putting the Rich on Notice David R. Weiss

John Paul II and the Moral Ecology of Markets Daniel R. Finn

The Late-Scholastic and Austrian Link to Modern Catholic Economic Thought Rev. Robert A. Sirico

Economic Religion Versus Christian Values Robert H. Nelson

Idols in Hyperspace: The Janus-Face of Capitalism Ian Linden

Liberation Theology and Economics: Like Oil and Water? Michael S. Johnson

Moral Imperatives for Addressing Structural Adjustment and Economic Reform Measures Religious Working Group on the World Bank and the IMF

Investing as a Christian: Reaping Where You Have Not Sown? Paul Mills

Theological and Philosophical Roots of Compensatory Payments in Forensics Economics Homayoun Hajirin

Bernard Dempsey's Theological Economics: Usury, Profit, and Human Fulfillment D. Stephen Long

Faith versus prudence? Christians and Financial Security Paul Mills

Ethics, Business, and the Economy John Langan

Economic Justice for All but Church Employees Richard P. McBrien

Public Religious Dialogue: The Economic Pastoral and the Hermeneutics of Democracy Gerard Magill

Moral Discourse on Economic Justice: Considerations from the Old Testament Richard Nysse

The Jesuits and the Spirit of Capitalism Fred Seddon

The Berlin Wall, 1992 and Beyond John Lucal

The Bourgeois Spirit Bernice Martin

Do We Want a Christian Economics? The U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter Richard C. Bayer

The Pastoral on the Economy: From Drafts to Policy John P. Langan

Church and Economy: Responsibility for the future of the world economy Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Capitalist Culture and Christian Faith John Kavanaugh

The Bishops and the U.S. Economy David Hollenbach

Corporate Investments, Ethics, and Evangelical Poverty: A Challenge to American Religious Orders David Hollenbach

Temporal Goods and Merit P. Lumbreras, O. P., page 429

The Social Obligations of Capital Editorial, page 70

Wide Private Ownership Rev. R. A. McGowan, page 80

Anti-Social Land Ownership in California Editorial, page 165

The Business of Salvation Bernard John Otten, SJ

History of Economics: Economics as a Factor in the Making of History Fr. J.A. Dewe

The Characteristics and the Religion of Modern Socialism John J. Ming, SJ

Socialism and Christianity Bishop Wm. Stang

Catholicity and Socialism Rev. W. J. Kerby, page 225

The Principle of Collectivism William Poland, SJ, page 53

The Socialism of the Socialist William J. Kerby, page 468

The Catholic Church in Its Relation to Material Progress R. F. Clarke, SJ, page 791

The Capitalist and His Point of View Rev. W. J. Kerhy, the July issue, p. 18

Socialism Exposed and Refuted Victor Cathrein, SJ

Individualism and Exclusive Ownership James A. Cain, page 82

The Right of Individual Ownership—Does It Spring From the Natural or the Human Law? Msgr. J de Concilio, page 270

Some Aspects of Private Fortunes E. W. Gilliam, LL.D., page 647



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