Redeeming Capitalism

Redeeming. Capitalism. from. the. Top. Down. And I saw a new heaven and a
new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away. REVELATION 21:
1A The capitalism we have, as I have said before, is the capitalism we have
created ...

Author: Kenneth J. Barnes

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467450393

Category: Religion

Page: 247

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On reclaiming the moral roots of capitalism for a virtuous future For good or ill, the capitalism we have is the capitalism we have chosen, says Kenneth Barnes. Capitalism works, and the challenge before us is not to change its structure but to address the moral vacuum at the core of its current practice. In Redeeming Capitalism Barnes explores the history and workings of this sometimes-brutal economic system. He investigates the effects of postmodernism and unpacks biblical-theological teachings on work and wealth. Proposing virtuous choices as a way out of such pitfalls as the recent global financial crisis, Barnes envisions a more just and flourishing capitalism for the good of all.

Human Flourishing

In truth, capitalism and socialism are terms that themselves require precise
definition and cover a variety of positions ... For an unvarnished appraisal of both
the achievements and failures of modern capitalism, see Barnes, Redeeming ...

Author: Greg Forster

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725259430

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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Beyond an internal transformation or mere “moment of salvation,” how does Christian faith envision the good life? This question demands not only a Christian view of how individuals should live, but of how social institutions are best arranged for human flourishing. In the advanced modern world, our common public life is mainly lived out in the domains of work and commerce, so a Christian view of economic life is essential to a modern Christian view of human flourishing. In this volume, established evangelical scholars in theology, biblical studies, and history explore their disciplines in connection with economic wisdom to yield insights about what it means to live wholly, fruitfully, and well. Faithful and provocative, these essays uncover fresh ground on topics ranging from poverty to work ethic to capitalism/socialism to slavery to non-profit entities to the medieval indulgence industry.

Economics as Ideology

8.3 - HAYEK: REDEEMING CAPITALISM In 1950 Friedrich Hayek took up his
Volker-financed position as professor of social and moral science at the
University of Chicago and remained there until 1962. This brought him into close
contact ...

Author: Kenneth R. Hoover

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742531139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

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This volume explores the lives and thought of three powerful theorists who shaped the foundations of the centre, left and right of the political spectrum in the 20th century. Hoover examines how each thinker developed his ideas, and why and how their views evolved into ideologies.

Redeeming the Black Monster

Protestantism tends to promote Capitalism more than Catholicism. I mean
extreme capitalism without a balanced consideration for the environment and
inhabitants. The question is why did the Church embrace capitalism? Was Christ
a ...


Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434978493



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The Oxford Handbook of the Learning Organization

Redeeming Capitalism. Grand Rapids, MI; Eerdmans. Bishop, M., and M. Green.
2008. Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World and Why We
Should Let Them. London: A&C Black. Blantern, C. 2002. “Relational Practice:
The ...

Author: Anders Örtenblad

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198832355

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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The concept of the 'learning organization' is one of the most popular management ideas of the last few decades. Since it was conceived as an idea in its own right, it has been given various definitions and meanings, such that we are still faced with the question as to whether any unified understanding of what the learning organization really is can be established. This Handbook offers extensive reviews of both new and traditional perspectives on the concept and provides suggestions for how the learning organization can best be defined, practiced, studied, and developed in future research. With contributions from long-standing scholars in the field as well as those new to the area, this book aims to bridge the gap between traditional and more critical perspectives, and in doing so find alternative features and angles to take the idea forward. In addition to elaborating on and developing older definitions of the learning organization and suggesting updated and even new definitions, the chapters also provide focused explorations on pertinent aspects of the learning organization such as ambidexterity, gender inclusivity, and systems thinking. They also survey organizations that have made efforts towards becoming learning organizations, how the learning organization can best be measured and studied, and the universality of the idea itself. Some of the questions raised in this book are answered, or at least given tentative answers, while other questions are left open. In this way, the book has the ambition to take the learning organization an important step further, whilst having no intentions to take any final step; instead, the intention is that others will endeavour to continue where this book stops.

Redeeming America

In general, however, most of them look forward to collapse, seeing it as an
opportunity to rebuild the foundations of a true Christian capitalism. Says North, “
The reconstruction is more likely to emerge from the rubble.” Christianizing
Cupitulism ...

Author: Michael Lienesch

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469617237

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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This balanced and comprehensive study of Christian conservative thinking focuses on the 1980s, when the New Christian Right appeared suddenly as an influential force on the American political scene, only to fade from the spotlight toward the end of the decade. In Redeeming America, Michael Lienesch identifies a cyclical redemptive pattern in the New Christian Right's approach to politics, and he argues that the movement is certain to emerge again. Lienesch explores in detail the writings of a wide range of Christian conservatives, including Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Phyllis Schlafly, and Tim and Beverly LaHaye, in order to illuminate the beliefs and ideas on which the movement is based. Depicting the thinking of these writers as a set of concentric circles beginning with the self and moving outward to include the family, the economy, the polity, and the world, Lienesch finds shared themes as well as contradictions and tensions. He also uncovers a complex but persistent pattern of thought that inspires periodic attempts to redeem America, alternating with more inward-looking intervals of personal piety.

Redeeming the Time

and the emergence of capitalism, White's purpose is more ambitious. He seeks to
show the causal connection, not just the congruencies, between environmental
degradation and the JudeoChristian heritage. Whether or not he achieved his ...

Author: Stephen Bede Scharper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441167965

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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"A thoughtful and interesting contribution to environmental theology literature." --Choice "Richly informative and provocative." --Review for Religious "Stephen Bede Scharper has added a significant new book to the growing collection of Christian ecotheological admirable job of summarizing the main strands of Christian environmental theologies and highlighting the most valuable contributions of each....heartfelt...There is much to celebrate in this book!...presents a comprehensible and accessible guide to the major varieties of what Scharper calls 'Christian ecological theology.'...In this book he succeeds not just in coherently summarizing a number of the most important voices in ecotheology, but also in giving us a blueprint for the changed consciousness necessary to motivate a conversion from our destructive earth-damaging behavior to a more earth-friendly way of living." --Worldviews

Redeeming the Broken Body

Associated Press, “New Yorkers Return to Work.” Associated Press, “Business
Leaders Driven by Patriotism”; emphasis added. Henaff, “Religious Ethics, Gift
Exchange and Capitalism,” 306. Weber, Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of
Capitalism, ...

Author: Gabriel A. Santos

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621890447

Category: Religion

Page: 326

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This book examines how repertoires of speech and action that are often considered to be mutually exclusive--those of church and state--clash or unite during the postdisaster period as local communities and cities struggle to establish a stable collective identity. Based on an analysis of forty in-depth interviews with disaster-response participants and over 325 print-media sources, this study explores, first, the extent to which ministers and citizens challenge statist narratives in order to publicly relay theological views; second, the cultural processes by which local places are nationalized and theologized; and third, the ecclesiological convictions necessary to peaceably advance the work of Christ's body after disasters.

Capitalism Revisited

How to Apply Capitalism in Your Life David J. Kroll ... This was because in 1914,
the Reichsbank (German Central Bank) suspended any redeeming ability of its
notes in gold. If there is. 116 Chapter Ten: Argentina/Weimar Republic/Zimbabwe

Author: David J. Kroll

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434917683

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Capitalism and Slavery

They had one redeeming feature. Jeffreys vowed that he had come to Bristol with
a broom to sweep the city clean, and his wrath fell on the kidnapers who infested
the highest municipal offices. The merchants and justices were in the habit of ...

Author: Eric Williams

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469619491

Category: History

Page: 307

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Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of capitalism worldwide. Eric Williams advanced these powerful ideas in Capitalism and Slavery, published in 1944. Years ahead of its time, his profound critique became the foundation for studies of imperialism and economic development. Binding an economic view of history with strong moral argument, Williams's study of the role of slavery in financing the Industrial Revolution refuted traditional ideas of economic and moral progress and firmly established the centrality of the African slave trade in European economic development. He also showed that mature industrial capitalism in turn helped destroy the slave system. Establishing the exploitation of commercial capitalism and its link to racial attitudes, Williams employed a historicist vision that set the tone for future studies. In a new introduction, Colin Palmer assesses the lasting impact of Williams's groundbreaking work and analyzes the heated scholarly debates it generated when it first appeared.

Corn and Capitalism

Neither magueys nor nopals are without their redeeming qualities, however.
These plants serve to e√ectively stem soil erosion, something the ancient
Mexicans also discovered, hence justifying their introduction and use. The list of ...

Author: Arturo Warman

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807863251

Category: History

Page: 288

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Exploring the history and importance of corn worldwide, Arturo Warman traces its development from a New World food of poor and despised peoples into a commodity that plays a major role in the modern global economy. The book, first published in Mexico in 1988, combines approaches from anthropology, social history, and political economy to tell the story of corn, a "botanical bastard" of unclear origins that cannot reseed itself and is instead dependent on agriculture for propagation. Beginning in the Americas, Warman depicts corn as colonizer. Disparaged by the conquistadors, this Native American staple was embraced by the destitute of the Old World. In time, corn spread across the globe as a prodigious food source for both humans and livestock. Warman also reveals corn's role in nourishing the African slave trade. Through the history of one plant with enormous economic importance, Warman investigates large-scale social and economic processes, looking at the role of foodstuffs in the competition between nations and the perpetuation of inequalities between rich and poor states in the world market. Praising corn's almost unlimited potential for future use as an intensified source of starch, sugar, and alcohol, Warman also comments on some of the problems he foresees for large-scale, technology-dependent monocrop agriculture.

Capitalism and Imperialism in South Africa

analysis of the case of Capitalism using Imperialism is of necessity imperfect. No
play of historic forces is so ... and enter into Imperialism; they are its redeeming
factors; but they are not its most powerful directing forces. So long as we regard ...

Author: John Atkinson Hobson


ISBN: UOM:39015080471868

Category: Anarchism

Page: 30

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The Evolution of Modern Capitalism

In both plays alike the problems of heredity and the influence of early
surroundings are more than touched upon ; and both alike culminate in the
doctrine that the only redeeming power on earth or in heaven is the power of love

Author: John Atkinson Hobson

Publisher: London : W. Scott ; New York : C. Scribner

ISBN: PSU:000055523806

Category: Capitalism

Page: 388

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The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism

One redeeming value of the figure 5.8 data is that the sample approximates
Marx's notion of the proletariat. Despite these caveats, there is widespread
consensus that the average U.S. worker fared badly from the mid1970s onward
and that ...

Author: Dennis C. Mueller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199942596

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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The financial crisis that began in 2008 and its lingering aftermath have caused many intellectuals and politicians to question the virtues of capitalist systems. The 19 original essays in this Handbook, written by leading scholars from Asia, North America, and Europe, analyze both the strengths and weaknesses of capitalist systems. The volume opens with essays on the historical and legal origins of capitalism. These are followed by chapters describing the nature, institutions, and advantages of capitalism: entrepreneurship, innovation, property rights, contracts, capital markets, and the modern corporation. The next set of chapters discusses the problems that can arise in capitalist systems including monopoly, principal agent problems, financial bubbles, excessive managerial compensation, and empire building through wealth-destroying mergers. Two subsequent essays examine in detail the properties of the "Asian model" of capitalism as exemplified by Japan and South Korea, and capitalist systems where ownership and control are largely separated as in the United States and United Kingdom. The handbook concludes with an essay on capitalism in the 21st century by Nobel Prize winner Edmund Phelps.

Redeeming Nigeria Through Massist Ideology

Capitalism This is the economic system whereby individuals are free to own and
control as much of the nation's wealth as one is able to get ; the economic order
of the survival of the fittest . It grants absolute freedom to individuals regarding ...

Author: Geo'Ben Ezeani


ISBN: UCAL:B3695107

Category: Ideology

Page: 226

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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

[205] It consists in the inward appropriation of his redeeming work. But this
appropriation is the result of individual revelation, the working of the divine spirit
in the individual, and only in this way. It is offered to everyone and the only
requirement ...

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101098473

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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In The Protestant Ethic, Max Weber opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and relates the rise of the capitalist economy to the Calvinist belief in the moral value of hard work and the fulfillment of one's worldly duties. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Redeeming the Time

has argued , orthodox Protestantism did its best to restrain or at least to tame the
generally rapacious spirit of capitalism , and as we have seen throughout this
work , it often succeeded . That capitalism was not much worse than it was during

Author: Page Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: UOM:39015011525923

Category: History

Page: 1205

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Covers the period from 1922 to 1941, in a narrative account that highlights the dramatic events and people of the period

Philanthropy in British and American Fiction

... the novel retains a primary commitment to redeeming capitalism in the form of
middle - class cultural values . Moreover , Howells ' s novel ends on a thoroughly
pragmatic note as March gains control of Every Other Week . As an exemplar of ...

Author: Frank Christianson

Publisher: Edinburgh Studies in Transatla

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124011433

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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Explores the relationship between philanthropy and literary realism in novels by Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Eliot, and William Dean Howells, and examines how each used the figure of philanthropy both to redefine the sentiments that informed social identity and to refashion their own aesthetic practices.

Redeeming Modernity

This ideology not only obscures the real relations of capitalism , it also defuses
the unrest that industrial inequity generates . By equating consumption with
freedom and democracy with capitalism , the ideology of consumption promotes
a ...

Author: Joli Jensen

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 0803934777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This book examines the explicit and implicit logic operating in claims of media influence. Beginning with a close analysis of arguments by four critical voices - Dwight Macdonald, Daniel Boorstin, Stuart Ewen and Neil Postman - on the nature of media influence, the author demonstrates how they mobilize three dominant metaphors - media as information, media as art, and media as education. She then examines the historical and intellectual roots of these concepts in American social and cultural thought and explores media as a new technology as a means for more positive expectations of media influence. The book closes with a section considering how debates on postmodernism redirect but do not resolve the basic contradictions in social and cultu

Pragmatism Feminism and Democracy

... historians and cultural critics have tended to present the rise of corporate
capitalism ( circa 1890 – 1930 ) as a tragedy ... acknowledge the comic potential ,
the redeeming value , of corporate capitalism , of proletarianization and “
reification .

Author: James Livingston

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415930308

Category: History

Page: 232

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Pragmatism, Feminism, and Democracy is James Livingston's virtuoso reflection on the period between 1890 and 1930, a primal scene of American history during which a wave of intellectual currents came together--and fell apart--to reorient society. Tying in critical insights on corporate capitalism, consumer culture, populism, and the American Left, Livingston analyzes the intersections and similarities of pragmatism and feminism to yield an original, provocative blend of historiography, feminist theory, and American intellectual history.