Economics: A Student's Guide

By Greg Forster, Series edited by David S. Dockery


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Expected: Aug 27, 2019

Economics: A Student's Guide

By Greg Forster, Series edited by David S. Dockery

What caused the US housing market to collapse? Why has Europe adopted a single currency and experienced economic decline? What lies behind the very strong economic performance of emerging market economies? A thoughtful response to these kinds of questions requires an understanding of key concepts in economics. In this accessible resource, an economics professor draws on the Christian tradition to help readers understand and evaluate capitalism, the free market, welfare, the gap between rich and poor, and more. Exploring economic principles outlined in the Old and New Testaments, the thought of church fathers such as Augustine, and the technological and financial innovations of the Middle Ages and Industrial Revolution, this book will help readers apply Christian values to their thinking about economic theory and public policy.


Greg Forster (PhD, Yale University) serves as the director of the Oikonomia Network at the Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University. He is a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the editor of the blog Hang Together, and a frequent conference speaker.

Table of Contents:

1. The Economy: How We Steward the World Together

2. Justice and Mercy: Key Scriptural Teachings for Economic Arrangements

3. The Ancient Crisis: From Natural to Supernatural Economics

4. The Medieval Crisis: From Conventional to Reforming Economics

5. The Modern Crisis: From Static to Dynamic Economics

6. Economic Idols and Economic Wisdom: From Ideological Captivity to Theological Transformation

Further Reading


Category: Academic
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 128
ISBN-10: 1-4335-3923-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3923-7
Size: 5.25 in x 7.75 in
Weight: 5.0 ounces
Published: August 27, 2019