Christian Perspectives on the Financial Crash
|Author: Booth, Philip (Ed)||Year: 2010|
|Publisher: St Pauls Distribution UK||Pages: 192|
|Dimension: 136 x 216|
A number of the contributors examine important ethical questions. It is stressed that these issues are timeless: ethical renewal is important in building a more virtuous society at all times, not just to avoid catastrophic events. Other contributors look at where ethics interacts with economics and suggest new ways forward for Christian social teaching on issues such as usury, bank bailouts, the provision of credit, interest-rate ceilings and so on. The book also examines how the crash provides an opportunity for Christians to get involved in social action - through credit unions and other grass-roots institutions - in ways that can both alleviate the effects of the crash and also provide alternative sources of financial services.