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Connecting economics to theology

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Garrick SmallGarrick Small
Economics claims to be an independent empirical social science but the empirical evidence of the last century challenges this claim. By contrast Caritas in Veritate contains a set of linkages that demonstrate that economics is related to morals, anthropology and theology. Economics is practiced in a cultural setting with a moral dimension related to the human person, which is ultimately grounded in the nature of God. Pope Benedict has focused on love and gift as human qualities reflecting the Divine nature. The anthropology that proceeds from this is a development of Pope John Paul II’s emphasis on human dignity and freedom. It suggests moral principles that can guide culture, social institutions and hence economic action.

History

Volume

1

Issue

1

Start Page

11

End Page

14

Number of Pages

4

ISSN

1839-0366

Location

Sydney

Publisher

University of Notre Dame Australia

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education; Not affiliated to a Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Solidarity : the journal of Catholic social thought and secular ethics.