The Economy Of Desire

Author: Daniel M. Jr. Bell
Editor: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9780801035739
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In this addition to the award-winning Church and Postmodern Culture series, respected theologian Daniel Bell compares and contrasts capitalism and Christianity, showing how Christianity provides resources for faithfully navigating the postmodern global economy. Bell approaches capitalism and Christianity as alternative visions of humanity, God, and the good life. Considering faith and economics in terms of how desire is shaped, he casts the conflict as one between different disciplines of desire. He engages the work of two important postmodern philosophers, Deleuze and Foucault, to illuminate the nature of the postmodern world that the church currently inhabits. Bell then considers how the global economy deforms desire in a manner that distorts human relations with God and one another. In contrast, he presents Christianity and the tradition of the works of mercy as a way beyond capitalism and socialism, beyond philanthropy and welfare. Christianity heals desire, renewing human relations and enabling communion with God.

The Political Economy Of Desire

Author: Jennifer Beard
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135309981
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Containing the best interdisciplinary work in international law, this book offers an intelligent and thought-provoking analysis of the genealogy of Western capitalist ‘development’. Putting forth ground-breaking arguments and challenging the traditional boundaries of thinking about the concept of development and underdevelopment, it provides readers with a new perspective on the West's relationship with the rest of the world. With Jennifer Beard’s departure from the common position that development and underdevelopment are conceptual outcomes of the Imperialist era, The Political Economy of Desire positions the genealogy of development within early Christian writings in which the Western theological concepts of sin, salvation and redemption are expounded. Drawing upon legal theory, anthropology, economics, historiography, philosophy of science, theology, feminism, cultural studies and development studies the author explores: the link between the writings of early theologians and the processes of modern identity formation – tracing the concept of development to a particularly Christian dynamic how the promise of salvation continues to influence Western ontology. An innovative and topical work, this volume is an essential read for those interested in international law and socio-legal theory.

Augustine And The Economy Of Sacrifice

Author: Joshua S. Nunziato
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108481396
Size: 12,23 MB
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Provides the first book-length treatment of what Augustinian thought has to offer contemporary economic theory.

The Economy Of Esteem

Author: Geoffrey Brennan
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199246483
Size: 17,93 MB
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The authors contend that people care about others' opinions of them and that the actions they take to raise the esteem they enjoy produce social patterns. They also point out that the actions taken to raise esteem affect individual economic behaviour.

The Economy Of Human Life

Author: Economy
Size: 19,39 MB
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The Economy Of Icons

Author: Ernest Sternberg
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275966416
Size: 14,26 MB
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Examines various industries to show how business endows products with evocative meaning.

The Economy Of Salvation

Author: Matthew Charlton
Editor: ISD LLC
ISBN: 0227905431
Size: 20,49 MB
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Over the last four decades, the focus of M. Douglas Meeks's work has placed him at the centre of many of the most important developments in theological reflection and education. As a political, ecclesial, and metaphorical theologian, Meeks has givenwitness to the oikonomia of the triune God, the Homemaker who creates the conditions of Home for the whole of creation, in critical conversation with contemporary economic, social, and political theory. The essays of this volume were written to honour Meeks, Cal Turner Chancellor Professor Emeritus of Theology at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, by addressing the theme of God's economy of salvation from biblical, historical, ecclesial, and theological perspectives. In an age of ecologicaldevastation and economic injustice, Meeks teaches us how to place our hope - as disciples of Jesus, as members of local congregations, as stewards of institutional life, and as global citizens - in God's power for life over death through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. These essays will serve to enliven and clarify this hope for the sake of the world God so loves.

Damaged Goods

Author: Brian Wallis
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John Maynard Keynes And The Economy Of Trust

Author: D. Padua
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137467231
Size: 11,31 MB
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Why does trust collapse in times of crisis? And when, instead, does it become a driver of growth, generating value? Through a sociological interpretation of the thought of John Maynard Keynes, Padua introduces the innovative concepts of Economy of Trust and Nominal Economy within the context of the 2008 financial crisis.

The Economics Of Welfare

Author: A.C. Pigou
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137375639
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In The Economics of Welfare, originally published in 1920, Pigou reconceptualized economics as a science of economic welfare, in the course of which he developed the first systematic theory of market failures. Employing Alfred Marshall's theoretical framework and the utilitarian logic of Henry Sidgwick, he argued that the Smithian 'system of natural liberty' can fail to maximise economic welfare in three crucial spheres. Economic transactions grounded in the free play of self-interest may achieve a suboptimal allocation of resources by producing spillovers; they may maldistribute the national income, damaging much of the population; and they may generate business cycles, causing unemployment as well as income and consumption instabilities. In his analysis of how to repair these failures, Pigou made an elaborate, carefully reasoned case that interventions in otherwise unfettered markets may be in order. This reissued classic includes a new introduction by Nahid Aslanbeigui and Guy Oakes, who offer fresh ideas on The Economics of Welfare as a treatise that cannot be reduced to a programmatic collection of taxes and subsidies designed to maximise economic welfare. They also spell out the implications of Pigou's thought for contemporary economics.