Tag Archives: economics
Christian Ethicists and Economists, Again. The David Brat Effect Continues, for a Little While Longer
David Brat’s interests in economics and Christian values received attention from Michelle Boorstein, a religion reporter for The Washington Post (article titled “David Brat’s Victory Comes with a Rise in the Crossroads of Religion and Economics,” June 14, 2014, Local Section of the Post). She observes that Brat’s victory over now former House Republican Majority […]
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 […]