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Christian Ethicists and Economists

These are interesting times for American politics.  Republicans in the House voted earlier today for their new majority leader in the wake of Eric Cantor’s stunning defeat by his Republican primary opponent David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA.  The coverage on Brat’s victory is ubiquitous, and in one New York […]

Theologians and ethicists in the public square: Is the Public Listening? Does the Public Care?

I recently participated in a seminar on Vatican Council II’s Gaudium et Spes.  In the seminar, I was reacquainted with the Council’s claim that the Church (in this context, Catholicism) respects “the relative autonomy of the earthly affairs of the state” (paragraph 30). One implication of this position is that the Church’s public role takes […]