Economy and Modern Christian Thought, by Devin Singh, presents key features of the engagement of Christian theology, ethics, and related disciplines with the market and economic concerns. It surveys ways in which the dialogue has been approached and invites new models and frameworks for the conversation. It contends that economy and Christian thought have long been interconnected, and recounts aspects of this relationship and why it matters for how one might engage the economy ethically and theologically. Finally, it highlights a number of sites of emerging research that are in need of development in light of pressing social, political, economic, and conceptual issues raised by modern life, including money, debt, racial capital, social reproduction, corporations, and cryptocurrency.
Devin Singh, Ph.D. (2013), Yale University, is Associate Professor of Religion at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Divine Currency: The Theological Power of Money in the West (Stanford, 2018), co-editor of Reimagining Leadership on the Commons: Shifting the Paradigm for a More Ethical, Equitable, and Just World (Emerald, 2021), as well as author of numerous articles and book chapters.
Advanced undergraduates, post-graduates, and scholars of religion and economics or religion and society more broadly. Relevant subjects include theology, ethics, philosophy of religion, and political theology.