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Author Gorringe, Timothy.

Title Capital and the kingdom : theological ethics and economic order / Timothy J. Gorringe.

Imprint Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©1994.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  241.64 G673C    Check Shelf
Description xii, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-194) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Ethics, Economics, and Equality -- 1. Choosing Life -- 2. Prophecy and Wisdom -- 3. Ethics and Economics -- 4. On Human Equality -- pt. 2. Labour and the Means of Life -- 5. Work, Leisure, and Human Fulfillment -- 6. Ideology and Alienation -- 7. Solidarity and Resistance -- 8. The Price of Life -- pt. 3. The Common Treasury -- 9. The World as Private Gain -- 10. The Spoil of the Poor -- 11. The Longing of Creation -- pt. 4. Two Ways -- 12. Two Ways.
Summary "Timothy Gorringe's experiences in grassroots organizations for social change in India and as scholar and chaplain at Oxford University infuse this eloquent exploration of social, biblical, and philosophical considerations of the nature and purpose of ethical discourse. Starting from the premise that ethics is a conversation whereby humanity chooses its common path, Capital and the Kingdom forcefully addresses the question of what constitutes an ethic 'for life' in the post-Cold War era. Gorringe uses as a thematic framework the Deuteronomic admonition, 'therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live, ' (Deut. 30:19). Capital and the Kingdom demonstrates that the ethic which 'chooses life' encompasses a great deal more than any single issue the phrase may suggest. In Part I, Gorringe explores the biblical basis for this ethic as well as a range of questions it raises for the individual, for society, even for non-human creation. At the heart of this exploration is this question: can there be ethical consensus or a universal ground for ethics in an age of moral relativism? Part II of Capital and the Kingdom turns to particular structures on which an ethic of life may be brought to bear. These structures include the concept and organization of work, leisure and human fulfillment; the theory and practice of economics; the definition and expression of human equality. Part III builds on the foundations laid in the first two parts, addressing contemporary issues of particular concern to those concerned with an ethic of life: the persistence and pervasiveness of poverty, the moral void of contemporary management theory and practice, the inequality that necessitates resistance and solidarity, the idea of wages and equal pay, the concept of private versus community property, and finally, the destitution and fate of the earth"--Back cover.
Subject Capitalism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christian ethics.
Capitalism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst00846444
Christian ethics. (OCoLC)fst00859107
Other Form: Online version: Gorringe, Timothy. Capital and the kingdom. Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©1994 (OCoLC)761222382
ISBN 0883449447
9780883449448 (pbk.)
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