By H. Geoffrey Brennan, A.M.C. Waterman
What is the relation among economics and faith? specifically, are theology and economics solely self sustaining and targeted parts of inquiry? Economics and faith: Are They Distinct? takes an inductive method utilizing case experiences to make clear the level to which economics might be considered as self reliant of the spiritual ideals of its practitioners. The case experiences contain the 1st a part of the booklet and are indexed chronologically. those case stories are via commentaries, or interpretive essays; the authors of those commentaries are appearing as a jury to contemplate the query `How delicate is economics to theological considerations?' The editors supply a concluding bankruptcy summarizing either the facts and the findings.
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The key to the affluence is an influx of precious metals, physical resources, and final products from abroad. The influx is detailed in a lengthy passage (Is 60:1-22). Midian and Ephah supply camels and dromedaries, Sheba gold and incense, and Kedar sheep. Ships of Tarshish bring people, silver, and gold. Foreigners rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, and there is an abundance of woods-eedar, cypress, plane, and box-from Lebanon. In summary, "the riches of the sea will flow to you, the wealth of the nations come to you" (Is 60:5).
Hinds published an important book in 1831 on Inspiration and the Authority of Scripture which identified more clearly than ever before in Anglican discourse the distinction between "secular" and "sacred" knowledge. The two are not mutually exclusive, as we have seen, for the secular knowledge which comes by science can enlarge or confirm our knowledge of God. The domain of "natural theology" is precisely their intersection. But though revelation "should have a due share of our intellect," its truths must be "spiritually discerned" (Hinds, 1831, pp.
Now political economy resembles "physical science" in that it consists of "theory" in relation to "observable phenomena" (Whately, 1832, pp. 29, 30, 31). That Political-Economy should have been complained of as hostile to Religion will probably regarded a century hence (should the fact be then on record) with the same wonder, almost approaching to incredulity, with which we of the present day hear of man's having sincerely opposed, on religious grounds, the Copernican system (pp. 28-29). must be received with considerable modification" (p.
Economics And Religion: Are They Distinct? by H. Geoffrey Brennan, A.M.C. Waterman