The newest issue of the Journal of Markets & Morality, of which I am managing editor, has been published. It is live online at our website and in the mail to subscribers.
Executive editor Jordan Ballor’s editorial on the Roman Catholic and Reformed responses to poverty in the industrial age is open access here.
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The Journal of Markets & Morality is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty, of which I am a research fellow. The journal promotes the intellectual exploration of the relationship between economics and morality from both social science and theological perspectives.
Today at Public Orthodoxy, the blog of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University, I have an essay on the need for Orthodox theology to more seriously engage modern economic science. The argument would likely apply in some degree to other theological traditions as well.
Personal relationships and the monastic life have different norms than impersonal markets. This does not mean that markets have no norms, nor that the norms of markets should overrule any other concerns. But it does mean that if we wish for our economies to be more moral, whether we hail from the political right or left (or somewhere outside of that simplistic binary), we must first understand what they are and how they function.
Read my full essay here.